Sue & Sita

“We are delighted to have been able to support in a small way. What you and Louise achieved in this time was amazing and I was delighted to be there to hear how the work is progressing.” – Zoe Pickering, Head of Programming and Big Imaginations Manager at Z-Arts

“You made fantastic progress through the week, and I really look forward to hearing about next steps.” – Liz, Artistic Director at Z-Arts

During lockdown 2020, Arts Council England and Z-Arts supported Ri Ri’s Dance Academy, for a pre-R&D, giving an opportunity to focus on some key areas of a new children’s theatre production called Sue & Sita

This project involved Artistic Director Ria Meera Munshi and award-winning writer Louise Wallwein MBE, who co-wrote this children’s theatre script together. The key areas involved: developing a storyline as well as a breakdown of the scenes.

This support from Arts Council England and Z-Arts is invaluable to the Academy as it allows us to create work for children ready for audiences that we will want to bring back into those safe spaces, once lockdown is over.



“I have enjoyed developing several projects with Ria. She is a great artist to collaborate with, who brings a great deal of skill, knowledge and talent to the mix. She makes a really fun space to be creative in. During lockdown we managed to adapt our practice to develop a new play using Zoom. Ria’s energy is just as powerful in a zoom room as it is in a rehearsal room. I look forward to seeing where our wild ideas take us too.” – Louise Wallwein MBE, award-winning poet, playwright and performer

R&D Creative Team