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Artistic Director, Pravesh Kumar, honoured with MBE.

14 January 2022


Rifco’s Artistic Director, Pravesh Kumar has been awarded an MBE in the New Years Honours List 2022.

Upon receiving the achievement, Kumar said, “We haven’t quite reached anywhere near equality yet. Theatre remains a mostly white and middle class-led industry, where voices like mine are still rare. I am hoping that I have been able to cut down some of the big grass and clear pathways for other artists and leaders to walk on. It’s vital that we continue the conversation. I want to make theatre that is truly representative of working-class diverse Britain.”

He added, “I grew up looking at Windsor Castle in the distance from my bedroom in Slough – this feels like a dream.”

Read Pravesh's recent piece in The Guardian here.

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