Four more years of regular Arts Council funding for Mark Bruce Company:

Mark Bruce Company is delighted to have been awarded four years of funding as part of Arts Council England's National Portfolio Organisations (NPO) 2018-22 programme. During the 2015-18 NPO period - the company's first - Mark Bruce Company produced The Odyssey, which toured to great acclaim throughout the UK, and will premiere a dance-theatre version of Shakespeare's Macbeth in January 2018.

The company's upcoming plans also include the move to a new company base in Frome and the return of its annual Summer School in 2018. Artistic director Mark Bruce says "NPO has allowed me to think, work, plan and develop as an artist, and for the company to be more ambitious. Continued NPO funding is excellent news for the company and our audiences, and we look forward to the next four years.”