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Platform

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Aiming to create a platform for rising star talent: actors, writers & directors. We produce play readings, poetry evenings and plays in theatres across London that give rising star actors, writers and directors the opportunity to meet, perform, learn and network with each other and with established talent, showcasing exceptional writing.


“I am very moved and excited by Gala and Isabella’s enthusiasm. That thing that fills them and fires them and without that sort of energy and spirit, what’s the point? We all succumb to entropy and so having those people who are continuing to champion the newness of art, the newness of performance are there to be valued” Tamsin Greig

Gala 

Gordon

Gala Gordon is an English actress. After graduating from Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Gordon made her professional stage debut playing the lead role of Irina in Benedict Andrews’ production of Chekhov’s Three Sisters at the Young Vic.

 

Since then she has appeared on stage in 'The Blinding Light' at The Jermyn Street Theatre, in ITV series, ‘Endeavour,' as Christine Keeler in 'The Crown' and in feature films ‘Kids in Love’ and ‘White Island.’

 

Gala is represented by 42 Management and UTA.

Isabella 

Macpherson

Isabella started her career at M&C Saatchi, then went on to become Publisher, then Editor-in-Chief of ArtReview Magazine.

 

Since 2003, Isabella, through companies she co-founded – Arts Co and A&B Productions – has produced critically lauded rising star talent programmes, art exhibitions & programmes, fashion programmes, artist in residence programmes, short films and theatrical productions.

 

Isabella is a strategic advisor to the BFC Fashion Trust, the British Film Institute, and a Trustee of The Bush Theatre.

“Any kind of platform that gives an opportunity for new, young voices to be heard in an industry that can so often seem completely impenetrable is fantastic. And already we have seen Platform Presents have great successes in catapulting writers to where they should be and encouraged and nurtured."

Rhys Ifans

“I found Platform Presents absolutely fantastic. I think Gala and Bella are really people to watch. They’re so organised, so passionate. It’s been a total dream, I hope to do more with them.”

Polly Stenham

“You were extraordinarily patient and professional throughout,

I can't tell you how much I admire your coolness and your persistence.”

Robert Schenkkan 

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