Che Walker on the Arts

che_walker_3medium-1Ahead of the launch of his new production, The Lightening Child at London’s Globe Theatre this weekend, Che talked to The Big Issue about continued cuts to the arts.

‘I don’t buy into the funding debate that says … [we must] … choose between a dialysis machine and arts funding for children. Mental health is linked into social health and these are issues that must be explored properly.’

Having benefited from affordable training and, as The Big Issue credits him, now ‘one of Britain’s most respected contemporary playwrights’, Che still finds time to give back to Wac Arts. A passionate believer in the importance of ensuring the arts remain accessible to those from disadvantaged backgrounds, he fears for the future if the devastating cuts to the arts continue.

Read the full Big Issue article. Everyone at Wac Arts wishes Che all the best with The Lightening Child running at the Globe Theatre until 12th October – the first ever musical to be staged at the historic venue. ‘My dream is that people will still be thinking about this play long after they have left’.