The Actors Centre

Lunchtime Seminar with Lucy Kerbel

22 May 2017

All Change Please: Achieving Gender Equality in Theatre


The Lunchtime Seminars programme provides a great opportunity for our members and the public to hear new ideas, thoughts and techniques from individuals at the top of their field.

We are continuing our series in 2017 with a brand new seminar from Lucy Kerbel thanks to our partners Nick Hern Books. Lucy will give an empowering talk discussing gender equality in theatre.

This seminar is not to be missed! Make sure you check out the information below and head on over to the Tristan Bates Theatre website to book your ticket.


All Change Please: Achieving Gender Equality in Theatre

Join Lucy Kerbel, director of Tonic Theatre, for an empowering and inspiring discussion about achieving gender equality in theatre – and how you can play your part.

Theatre needs to change. Everywhere – in its boardrooms, on its stages, throughout its repertoires – it could be so much more successful at reflecting the gender balance of the world it seeks to represent. Drawing on her own experience, Lucy will discuss why making this change happen matters, the empowering benefits of being a change-maker, and how everyone – including actors – has their own unique role to play in helping refresh, reshape and re-imagine our industry.

Lucy will be signing copies of her new book All Change Please after the talk, exclusively for £7 instead of £9.99.

'Lucy Kerbel's work has become increasingly pivotal in helping the entire industry raise its game.' - Rufus Norris, Artistic Director of The National Theatre


CLICK HERE to book your ticket.

Members £6

Non-members £10

9 June, 13:00 – 14:00

Tristan Bates Theatre


Meet Lucy Kerbel

Since 2011, Lucy Kerbel and her organisation Tonic Theatre have been working with companies and individuals across the theatre industry to support them in achieving greater gender equality in their work and workforces. A former theatre director, she is a regular speaker on women in the arts, and is on the board of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for women playwrights. She is the author of two books, 100 Great Plays for Women and All Change Please, published by Nick Hern Books.