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Activists for Gender Equality in the Arts since 2011.

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Recent articles

Poena 5X1, Edinburgh Review

How do you stop an adversary that doesn't have any boundaries, or lives by any civilised rules? Written by Abbie Spallen, her fiercely intelligence play Poena 5X1 asks these and other pertinent questions.

Author's review: 
5

Sophie Willan - On Record, Review

Startlingly funny, the power of this show is in the simplicity of a redacted document describing a real person who is standing in front of us, responding to it in the best way that she knows how – through humour.

Author's review: 
4

The MIssion - Review

The Mission is a visually stunning piece of physical theatre devised by its cast. Genuinely moving and powerful, it gives pause for thought about those who take bold steps, or even giant leaps, on our behalf.

Author's review: 
4

Rainbow Class, written and performed by Vivienne Acheampong - Review

Rainbow class is a piece of observational comedic theatre, skilfully and entertainingly delivered. Vivienne Acheampong has shades of Joyce Grenfell as she plays members of the Tiddlesworth Primary school community.

Author's review: 
4

Oscar – Theatre Review

Inspired by Oscar Wilde, Vetebra Theatre explore queer identity through dance and puppetry.
No rating given as work-in-progress.

Author's review: 
No rating

Sally’s Alright – Theatre Review

Sally is destined for celebrity. Now, as she cleans the floor of an empty comedy club, the stage is finally hers...

Author's review: 
4

CONSTANCE, KENTUCKY, Canal Cafe Theatre - Review

Remember the wisdom of Solomon in the book of Proverbs: "He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind."
Matthew Harrison Brady: Inherit The Wind (1960)

Author's review: 
5

Desire Caught By The Tail, Bread & Roses Theatre - Review

More of a piece of performance art than a play, Desire Caught by The Tail is a surrealist work that was penned by Pablo Picasso in 1941. First performed as a rehearsed reading in France shortly before its occupation, with the likes of Simone de Beauvoir, Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus in occupied France, it has rarely been performed since its inception.

Author's review: 
0

Review: 'Imprisoned'; a double bill of new one person plays by Marie Hale.

New writing with a theme of physical and metaphorical imprisonment of women.

Author's review: 
4

Jungle Book – Theatre Review

Metta Theatre turn Jungle Book completely on its head - both metaphorically and physically!

Author's review: 
4

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