Arts and Crafts

1984, PLAYHOUSE THEATRE - Review

Arguably one of the most important books of the 20th Century, George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four is a fascinating prophecy of realpolitik in the modern world.

Headlong Theatre Company have (with one could say Orwellian foresight!) sidestepped this issue by deconstructing the thematically-rich literary source, and in doing so, not only solved the conundrum of compressing information versus satisfying drama, they have 'found' their own distinctive voice as well.

Author's review: 
4

Interview with actor and playwright Saikat Ahamed

Actor and playwright Saikat Ahamed appears in one man show STRICTLY BALTI at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Gilded Balloon 7-31 August. Female Arts first encountered Saikat when we reviewed 'The Tiger and the Moustache' on tour in Cardiff. Editor Wendy Thomson catches up with Saikat to find out more about 'Strictly Balti', autobiographical experiences, equality and what makes good theatre.

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Interview with Ellen Gallagher, Producer of Bad Bat Productions

This week I spoke to Ellen Gallagher from Bad Bat Productions (@BadBatUK) about their latest show 'King Chaos' which is on at The Tristan Bates Theatre 10-15th August as part of the Camden Fringe. Here we talk about the show, Sci-Fi and breaking stereotypes...

Author's review: 
0

Encompass Productions presents 'Bare Essentials' – New Writing / Theatre Review

"Theatre at its most elemental..." Now in their fifth year, Encompass Productions continue to provide what could be described as one of the most exciting new writing nights in London, ‘Bare Essentials’. Eschewing the title of ‘scratch night’ this is something else altogether; an evening of ‘micro theatre.’

Author's review: 
4

Interview with actor Carol Caffrey

This week I spoke to Carol Caffrey about her return to the stage after almost twenty five years, she'll soon be heading to the Edinburgh Fringe with the show 'Music for Dogs.'

Author's review: 
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Interview with Abu! Film Productions

It was absolutely brilliant to speak with AGMx, Alex, Dot and Narlyia - the driving force behind Abu! Productions, and all-female owned production company working in the States.

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The Picture of Dorian Gray, Bread & Roses Theatre - Review

Eschewing the secondary characters and moral didacticism from the Victorian era, Charmaine K Parkin’s production concentrates on the psychological aspects of Dorian Gray (Alessandro Babalola) – in particular his duality.

Author's review: 
4

A THIRD, Finborough Theatre - Review

Inspired by an advice column she read where a woman felt emotionally betrayed by her husband during a threesome, seasoned playwright and TV writer Laura Jacqmin wrote A Third as a way to explore the emotional and practical consequences to having an open relationship.

Author's review: 
4

Edfringe Listings 2015

Our selection of what to check out at Edfringe - want to be on the list? Drop us an email! We particularly want to highlight feminist / female led / gender equal productions.

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Travelling Light present STRICTLY BALTI by Saikat Ahamed

Award-winning theatre company Travelling Light present STRICTLY BALTI at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. This enchanting and compelling autobiographical story is written and performed by Bristol theatre maker Saikat Ahamed. For audiences 10+ The Gilded Balloon, Edfringe 7-31 August (except 12)

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