Lloyd Webber hits the right note


"Plenty of people are sounding off about the need to increase social and ethnic diversity in the arts.  It's become almost as popular a virtue-signal as slagging off BP.  At least Andrew Lloyd Webber is putting his millions where his mouth is. 

Three years ago the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation commissioned a report, Centre Stage, that castigated British theatre for being 'hideously white'.  The Foundation has now spent £20 million on putting that right by funding 600 grants that help young people from mostly low-income or ethnic-minority backgrounds, or who have a physical disability, to nurture their talents" 

Richard Morrison, The Times - 24 January 2020