Basingstoke Haymarket follows in Dundee Rep’s footsteps

Theatre ensembles in the UK are few and far between. The Dundee Rep Theatre in Scotland has enjoyed considerable success by employing the model, while Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, although lesser known, seems to be the only other place in the UK with a theatre company employing full-time actors. It was a model Alasdair Ramsey, Director of the Haymarket Theatre in Basingstoke, has always been keen to try.
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Theatre ensembles in the UK are few and far between. The Dundee Rep Theatre in Scotland has enjoyed considerable success by employing the model, while Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, although lesser known, also has an ensemble. It was a model Alasdair Ramsey, Director of the Haymarket Theatre in Basingstoke, has always been keen to try.

This Autumn, Ramsey’s dreams are realised as the first productions sprung from Haymarket’s new pilot ensemble will be staged.

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Michelle Draper
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Michelle lived and worked in Rome and London as a freelance feature writer for two and a half years before returning to Australia to take up the position of Head Writer for Arts Hub UK. She was inspired by thousands of years of history and art in Rome, and by London's pubs. Michelle holds a BA in Journalism from RMIT University, and also writes for Arts Hub Australia.
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