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Fact and Fantasy

'Since its inception, LIFT has been a ground breaker, a pioneer, a trailblazer. The next step is for us to do that while the notion of an international festival is changing all over the world.' says our Guest Editor, Kris Nelson Artistic Director and CEO of LIFT.

This week Kris launches the programme for LIFT 2020, a festival of contemporary theatrical experiences happening all over London from 2 June – 11 July. In his Run-Riot Interview Kris tells us about the theme, Fact and Fantasy; plus he clues us in with festival highlights and what the next wave of theatre is. Read the interview here.

In our Magazine section Dr. Matt Lewis writes about precarious employment practices, unsafe workloads, gender and the ethnicity pay gap and falling pay. This is fighting talk from the frontline of art teacher strikes from University and Colleges across the UK. If art education is important to you, have a read.

The co-Directors of Vault Festival Mat Burt and Andy George talk to writer Adam Bloodworth ahead of the festivals finale (22 March). They reflect on the growing success of the festival, whether it could grow beyond the capital and which shows to catch before the curtain call.

Self confessed liar and performance artist Tom Cassani writes for Run-Riot about pseudo-science and conspiracy theories, oh, and his show I Promise You That Tonight (Camden People's Theatre, 31 March).

For more culture gems, competitions and offers - browse our Offers page. As for the best of the rest - rummage through our genre-bending pages where you'll find plenty of haut happenings.

Here's to wishing you a fantastical week dear Players! Bottoms up! RR xx