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In BattalionsIn 2012 playwright Fin Kennedy attended a Parliamentary reception as part of the Performers’ Alliance, of which WGGB is a member. At this event, he spoke to former Culture Minister Ed Vaizey about the impact of Arts Council funding cuts on new writing in theatre. Ed Vaizey assured him there was no impact, but Fin Kennedy set out to prove otherwise, producing a report, and starting the In Battalions campaign, which WGGB supported, and which eventually led to the Government introducing tax breaks for new plays and regional touring.



News stories on the campaign:

In Battalions event at London Writers’ Week 2016

In Battalions, Improbable Theatre event, Central Saint Martins, London, 17 June 2015