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The Stage – 15 July 2019 Lyn Gardner: We should define success by the well-being of theatremakers

The Musician – Summer 2019 Motherhood At Work: Women in the industry who are pregnant or have young children still face discrimination, but campaigners are lobbying for change.

The Telegraph – 17 June 2019 Lisa McGrillis: ‘I had a mini-meltdown when trying to combine acting and early motherhood’ The Telegraph – 17 June 2019

London Theatre – 14 May 2019 Hattie Morahan interview: ‘Orpheus Descending asks such crucial, vital questions’

Arts Professional – 9 May 2019 Changing the narrative. By opening up more realistic discussions around motherhood, Motherworks seeks to support those suffering unnecessarily. Ruth Dudman explains.

Arts Journal – 16 April 2019 UK Survey: Forty Percent Of Those Who Drop Out Of The Arts Workforce Leave Because Of Family Obligations

Arts Professional – 12 April 2019 4 in 10 arts workers who leave sector cite caring responsibilities

The Stage – 12 April 2019 Theatre employers blame gender pay gap on imbalance in technical departments

Evening Standard – 10 April 2019 The Londonder: Support parent actors, says Cate Blanchett

The Stage – 9 April 2019 Cate Blanchett calls for action after report shows parents in performing arts are ‘penalised’

Music Week – 9 April 2019 New PiPA survey reveals parents and carers ‘far more likely to leave the music industry’

The Stage – 27 March 2019 Dear West End Producer: ‘Why doesn’t the theatre industry do more to support parents?’

The Stage – 25 March 2019 Lyn Gardner: Theatre needs to stop excluding parents and carers and show its human face

Arts Professional – 15 March 2019 £8,000 pay penalty for part-time senior women, research finds

Arts Professional – 15 March 2019 PiPA announces new leadership

The Stage – 14 March 2019 Campaign group PIPA plans expansion into opera and dance as it hires new chair

The Stage – 13 March 2019 Backstage theatre workers ‘pushed to breaking point due to lack of work-life balance’

The Stage – 7 February 2019 Touring show makes history with job share for performers

The Stage – 22 January 2019 Call the Midwife writer: ‘My actor husband took a two-year career break so I could work – we need equality at home’

The Stage – 3 January 2019 The Stage 100 2019: Theatre architect Steve Tompkins tops list of industry’s most influential

The Stage – 3 January 2019 The Stage 100 2019

The Stage – 2nd January 2019 Lyn Gardner: Look beyond The Stage 100’s big hitters to see where theatre’s future lies

The Stage – 2nd January 2019 Michael Nabarro: The Stage 100 shows how theatre is becoming more diverse, creative and innovative

The Stage – 12 November 2018 Lyn Gardner: Must the show really always go on?

The Stage – 1 November 2018 Editor’s view: From childcare to pointe shoes, we all benefit when theatre moves with the times

The Stage – 30 October 2018 Emergency childcare scheme for workers in the performing arts will launch in 2019

The Stage – 26 October 2018 Commons setback for self-employed parental leave reform, but campaigners vow to fight on

Complete Music Update – 22 October 2018 Research highlights “balancing act” for carers working the in the performing arts

M Magazine – 22 October 2018  Parents and Carers in Performing Arts face ‘Career Penalty’

Arts Professional – 19 October 2018  Parents and Carers in the arts face £3000-a-year ‘career penalty’

The Stage – 18 October 2018 ‘Less money and job insecurity’ – landmark survey reveals ‘career penalties’ of parents working in performing arts

ITV News – 14 September 2018 42nd Street performer becomes first to job-share in West End history

YAHOO! Finance – 14 September 2018 Actress makes history by being the first to secure job share role, but why don’t more companies offer flexible working for parents?

The Times – 13 September 2018  Mother stars in first West End job share

The Stage – 11 September 2018 42nd Street performer becomes first in West End history to job-share

BroadwayWorld.com – 22 August 2018 Katy Griffiths & Deborah Sawyerr Appointed Joint Deputy Executive Directors of Mercury Theatre

The Stage – 21 August 2018 Out of Joint and PIPA to host events exploring difficulties for parents on tour

BroadwayWorld.com – 21 August 2018 Out of Joint Partners with Parents in Performing Arts for ‘Parents, Carers and Touring’ Listening Event

BBC News 16 August 2018 Theatre world needs a ‘culture change’ for parents

The Stage – 15 August 2018 Performers with children turned away from Edinburgh Fringe digs

BBC News – 29 July 2018 How do stars juggle touring with parenthood?

WhatsOnStage – 20 July 2018 Breastfeeding in rehearsals: how the West End is embracing new mothers

BBC News – 29 July 2018 How do stars juggle touring with parenthood?

Londondance.com – 29 June 2018 Balancing Act: Work/Life Survey Seeks Input from Dance Professionals

Music Week – 28 June 2018 – UK Music backs major survey on work-life balance

The Stage – 15 June 2018  Largest ever survey into work-life balance in performing arts launches

The Guardian – 16 May 2018  Why the pregnant pause? Women in performing arts still face baby barriers

The Stage – 21st February 2018 MPs to Debate Plans to Extend Shared Parental Leave to Self Employed 

BBC News – 11th February 2018 Sharing the spotlight: Could West End job shares help actors?

The Stage – 9th February 2018  National Theatre and RSC Sign Charter to Improve Conditions for Parents in Performing Arts

The Times –  8th February 2018  Job Shares to Help Actors with Children

The Stage – 8th February 2018  MP and former Corrie actor Tracy Brabin demands shared parental leave for self employed

The Guardian – 7th February 2018  The pram in the hall is no enemy of good art – it inspires great theatre

The Stage – 7th February 2018  West End stars call for job shares to support working parents

iNews – 5th February 2018  Lisa McGrillis, aka Kelly in Mum: ‘I remember thinking, oh god, is this my life? Is this what acting is? I’m not sure I want to do this’

Backstage.com – 5th February  Equity Takes Measures to Ensure a Safe Casting Process With CDG + More U.K. Union News

The Stage – 23rd January 2018  How Parents in Performing Arts is giving theatre a creche course in caring

WhatsOnStage – 11th January 2018  Theatre must continue the change Josie Rourke brought

The Stage – 3 November 2017  Charter to combat discriminatory working practices for parents in theatre

The Stage – 25th September 2017  Parents in Performing Arts to form limited company in bid to bring long-term change to theatre sector

Working Mums – 25th September 2017  Parents in performing arts campaign scales up

BECTU News – 25th September 2017  BECTU supports Parents and Carers in Performing Arts

The Stage – 13th July 2017  Rosalie Craig: ‘Theatre must do more to help parents’

The Stage – 1 June 2017  Donmar Warehouse production to explore motherhood in theatre

The Stage – 31 May 2017  Mercury Colchester to establish creche for auditionees

The Stage – 26 April 2017  Change timetables to help parents tour, producers told

LondonTheatre – 8 January 2017  Parents in Performing Arts (PIPA) publishes preliminary findings of Best Practice Research Project

The Stage – 5th January 2017  Eight out of 10 self-employed parents have had to turn down theatre work – report

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama – 7th October 2016  Parents in Performing Arts and Central Announce New Best Practice Research Project

The Stage – 18th July 2016  Theatre consortium to give ‘unprecedented’ support to parents working in performing arts

The Stage – 3rd January 2016  Looking ahead to 2016: the industry speaks

The Stage – 7th December 2015  Relaxed Royal Court performance to allow babies in auditorium

BBC Radio London (1:18min) – 10 December 2015  The Breakfast Show with Penny Smith and Paul Ross

The Stage – 21st December 2015  Theatres urged to hold more ‘parent with baby’ performances after Royal Court trial

Matilda in Motion – 27th October 2015  Mothers Who Make: A Letter of Invitation to all the Producer Job Applicants and Everyone Else Too….

Standard Issue Magazine – 26th October 2015 Becoming Visible

Eleventh Hour Project – 17th October 2015  Musings On an Ideal World

The Stage – 16 October 2015  Parents In Performing Arts launches with calls for job shares and better rehearsal scheduling

The Guardian – October 16th 2015  Romola Garai: ‘Sets without childcare are stymying women’s careers’

The Independent – 15th October 2015  Romola Garai: Actress calls for childcare on film sets to help parents

The Stage – 1 October 2015  John Simm and Vicky Featherstone back campaign supporting parents in showbusiness

The Stage – 24 September 2015  We need support to tackle career and parenthood

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