Statement regarding The Golden Dragon
Music Theatre Wales's production of The Golden Dragon visited Birmingham Repertory Theatre (The REP) for one performance as part of a UK tour, which also takes in Cardiff, Basingstoke, Bangor, Aldeburgh and London.
There has been some debate and discussion on social media around the casting of the production to which Music Theatre Wales have made their own response. The REP played no part in the casting of the production.
The REP has a commitment to reflect the diverse population of the UK on our stages. For our own REP productions we audition actors from all backgrounds. We are an inclusive company and put considerable effort into ensuring greater diversity on our stages in terms of race, disability and gender.
UK theatre has come a long way in terms of diversity, but the debate and discussion on social media around The Golden Dragon demonstrates these conversations still need to happen. We want to reassure people that we are listening, we're always working to ensure greater diversity on our stages and we encourage everyone in the industry to do the same.