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Recent articles

Guys and Dolls (Tour) – Musical Theatre Review

Following critical acclaim and an extension in the West End, the Chichester Festival Theatre revival of Guys and Dolls is currently on tour.

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Winter Of Our Discotechque, RADA Studio Theatre - Review

Tess Humphrey is not your typical playwright. Writing her first play at the age of 15, Humphrey grew up with autism and her school life was anything but smooth. After an unsuccessful attempt on her own life, time in seclusion gave her time and space to channel her anger and thoughts into a creative outlet, leading to the writing of several social satires, including Winter Of Our Discotheque...

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PIECE OF SILK at the Hope Theatre

Piece of Silk by Jennie Buckman, inspired by The Arabian Nights, is about the power of story-telling to counter-attack the devastating effects of domestic violence. 14 June - 2 July The Hope Theatre, London

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‘The Secret life of Desire’ How The Light Gets In festival

A debate from ‘How The Light gets in’ festival, 4th June, Hay-on-Wye
With Rowan Pelling, Christopher Hamilton, Catherine Hakim, Hosted by Sean Curran

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JULY LISTINGS 2016

The following productions/events in July 2016 are on the whole either written by, and / or directed by women or gender equal productions

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Phaedra(s) - Barbican Theatre Review

Sex, death and complicated family relationships are the hallmarks of a Greek tragedy. Krzysztof Warlikowski’s Phaedra(s) had all three. Times three. Co-produced by the Barbican and Odéon-Théâtre de l'Europe, as part of LIFT 2016, Phaedra(s) presents three tellings of the famous Greek myth: firstly Lebanese-Canadian writer Wajdi Mouawad’s, then Sarah Kane’s Phaedra’s Love, and lastly Nobel Prize-winning South African author J.M. Coetzee’s Elizabeth Costello.

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4

For Those That Cry When They Hear The Foxes Scream, Tristan Bates Theatre - Review

"What would you choose? Toes for fingers or fingers for toes?" So begins Charlotte Hamblin's provacative drama For Those Who Cry When They Hear The Foxes Scream. Women's stories involving psychiactric care have proven to be fertile ground for plays, especially given the emperical evidence that even in the present day, there is a greater bias for women versus men to need care. Sarah Kane's Cleansed and 4.48 Psychosis (and Terry Johnson's Hysteria) are arguably some of the first examples of this sub-genre. Hamblin's play, while set in a psychiatric facility is actually the relationship of a gay female couple and how in this atmosphere of honesty and candour they can be frank about their own difficulties.

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Interview: Rachel Heyburn

We chat to Rachel Heyburn, founder of East of West Theatre Company, who, amongst others, previously directed Pussy Riot at the closing night of Banksy’s Dismaland and now directs the upcoming revival of The Slave by Leroi Jones (Amiri Baraka) at The Tristan Bates Theatre during Black History Month this October.

‘It really feels that now is exactly the right time for the voices of these characters to be heard again.’ – Rachel Heyburn

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Philosophy In the Bedroom

Sociologists, philosophers and Feminist activists came together at this year's How The Light Gets In festival to debate whether there is a place for philosophy in the bedroom.

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Angela Eagle: Politics and the Patriarchy

An enlightening window into the male world of Parliament from MP Angela Eagle at How the Light Gets In festival 2016

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