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The Big Issue Changemakers of 2023: Culture
Changemakers 2023

The Big Issue Changemakers of 2023: Culture

In tough times we turn to culture to plot new and unthought essential routes. In 2023, our cultural landscape is in good hands, and these are the Changemakers who make it happen

Totoro, the Catbus and the fight to save the natural world
nature

Totoro, the Catbus and the fight to save the natural world

More than 30 years after the movie My Neighbour Totoro came out, it has been adapted for the stage… and its environmental message couldn’t be more relevant.

Maryland star Hayley Squires: ‘This is not a 30-minute-long accusation. We’re asking for men’s help’
Violence against women

Maryland star Hayley Squires: ‘This is not a 30-minute-long accusation. We’re asking for men’s help’

Hayley Squires and Daniel Mays are two of the stars in Lucy Kirkwood’s new half-hour drama, a furious response to the incidences of male violence against women that never seem to stop.

‘A landmark moment’: Arthur Hughes on being the first disabled actor to play Richard III at the RSC
Theatre

‘A landmark moment’: Arthur Hughes on being the first disabled actor to play Richard III at the RSC

From sofa surfing to the stage: This artistic director wants to give people experiencing homelessness a new lease of life
Homelessness

From sofa surfing to the stage: This artistic director wants to give people experiencing homelessness a new lease of life

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Jodie Comer’s play Prima Facie has an uncomfortable twist in the tale
John Bird

Jodie Comer’s play Prima Facie has an uncomfortable twist in the tale

Bertie Carvel on playing Donald Trump: ‘It’s going to be a huge success. I feel confident saying that to you.’
Theatre

Bertie Carvel on playing Donald Trump: ‘It’s going to be a huge success. I feel confident saying that to you.’

Mark Rylance: ‘There’s a loss of identity in England – who are we other than post-imperial bastards?’
Film

Mark Rylance: ‘There’s a loss of identity in England – who are we other than post-imperial bastards?’

Stephen Fry to feature in play telling lockdown stories of prisoners and homeless people
Justice system

Stephen Fry to feature in play telling lockdown stories of prisoners and homeless people

David Harewood on 2021: ‘The Sewell Report was a kick in the teeth to a lot of Black people’
David Harewood

David Harewood on 2021: ‘The Sewell Report was a kick in the teeth to a lot of Black people’

Get Up, Stand Up! – Arinzé Kene on bringing Bob Marley to the West End
Theatre

Get Up, Stand Up! – Arinzé Kene on bringing Bob Marley to the West End

How Alex Lacamoire keeps the beat of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s music
Film

How Alex Lacamoire keeps the beat of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s music

Myth me? The Greek gods saving UK theatre
Culture

Myth me? The Greek gods saving UK theatre

Lin-Manuel Miranda: “It was a no-brainer to take hip-hop into theatre”
Culture

Lin-Manuel Miranda: “It was a no-brainer to take hip-hop into theatre”

Hamilton with the original Broadway cast to premiere on Disney+
Culture

Hamilton with the original Broadway cast to premiere on Disney+

Watch Fleabag live at home to send cash to the NHS
Culture

Watch Fleabag live at home to send cash to the NHS

Dashaun Young feels the love every night playing Simba in The Lion King
Culture

Dashaun Young feels the love every night playing Simba in The Lion King

Susan Lynch: Faith, Hope and Charity shows the vulnerability of our times
Culture

Susan Lynch: Faith, Hope and Charity shows the vulnerability of our times

This Welsh play wants to delve into the origins of knife crime
Culture

This Welsh play wants to delve into the origins of knife crime

One woman’s play about her time on Universal Credit is heading to parliament
Culture

One woman’s play about her time on Universal Credit is heading to parliament

The National Theatre is teaming up with London’s budding homeless actors
Culture

The National Theatre is teaming up with London’s budding homeless actors

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Marina Sirtis: It’s an oxymoron – a Star Trek fan does not equal a Republican
Culture

Marina Sirtis: It’s an oxymoron – a Star Trek fan does not equal a Republican

Tariq Jordan: ‘Ali and Dahlia’ was conceived in an airport interrogation room
Culture

Tariq Jordan: ‘Ali and Dahlia’ was conceived in an airport interrogation room

Kwame Kwei-Armah explains why he changed his name
Culture

Kwame Kwei-Armah explains why he changed his name

Mike Bartlett’s new play is a hidden gem of hope
Culture

Mike Bartlett’s new play is a hidden gem of hope