Lawyers back theatre talent

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The Sheffield office of international commercial law firm Hill Dickinson has signed a three year partnership deal with Sheffield Theatres which will help to ensure theatre-goers continue to see original productions.

The deal to fund the ‘New Initiatives’ writing programme will protect the Theatres’ development programme from Government cuts to the arts sector, and see new pieces commissioned for the stage.

Sheffield Theatres’ artistic director, Daniel Evans, said: “We are thrilled that Hill Dickinson will be supporting the Theatres’ adventurous programme of new writing, our development of emerging artists as well as the commissioning of new pieces for the stage.”

Neil Thompson, who heads Hill Dickinson’s Sheffield office, said: “Hill Dickinson is delighted to be able to underline our participation in the life of the City through the launch of this innovative cultural partnership. The firm is passionate about the arts, and is thrilled to be contributing to the development of emerging artists.”

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