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Activists for Gender Equality in the Arts since 2011.

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Recent articles

Variety of Kings, Star of Kings - Review

Compered by Katie Prichard, comedy event Variety of Kings continues to go from strength to strength at its home at the Star of Kings pub in King's Cross. Again, six very different acts graced the stage, appealing to people of diverse sense of humour, with half the acts split between men and women.

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Thick as Thieves on gender balance and their next production: Twelfth Night

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Nicky Diss and Thomas Judd are Thick as Thieves in more ways than one - married to each other as well as partners in the company. Nicky talks about their forthcoming production of Twelfth Night (in which they are partners in the cast) and another forthcoming production of a more personal kind.

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Young Harts Writing Festival with Lyric Hammersmith

Young writers vs Professionals – Ten Plays, Two nights who will win?
Lyric Hammersmith, London 8th & 9th April 2016

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A Midsummer Night's Dream, Pleasance Theatre - Review

Emma Rice, the artistic director of the Globe Theatre, was recently quoted as saying that she feels a responsibility to address gender imbalances in Shakespeare plays. Fringe theatre companies have long been at the forefront of 'open' casting, with groups such as the Merely Players and Smooth Faced Gentlemen adopting gender-balanced or all-female productions. Of all the plays to lend itself so readily to gender fluidity and exchanges of identity, it is A Midsummer Night's Dream.

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CANCEL THE SUNSHINE, Hope Theatre - Review

How was your weekend? Really?  Not bending the truth a bit?

Written by Chantelle Dusette and directed by Scott Le Crass, Cancel The Sunshine is an intimate portrayal of a woman who feels out of step with the world around her.

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King’s Head Theatre Spring Season Announcement

UK premiere of award-winning Australian drama headlines new season featuring Edinburgh cabaret transfers, the first major revival of Howard Brenton’s Christie In Love and Penelope Skinner's Eigengrau at Kings Head Theatre's spring season May-July 2016

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Russian Dolls by Kate Lock

Winner of the 2015 Adrian Pagan award for playwriting, Kate Lock’s wise and witty new drama celebrates cross-generational relationships and lays bare the extraordinary virtue of self-determination. King’s Head Theatre, London 5th – 23rd April 2016

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Cowley Manor Arts Awards returns for fifth year in partnership with the Royal College of Art

Cowley Manor, the contemporary country house hotel from A Curious Group of Hotels, will present a young British artist with the fifth Cowley Manor Arts Award on Thursday 21 April 2016.

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Borderlines Film Festival: Speed Sisters

Immense fun, smashing stereotypes about gender in the Middle East.

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The Tempest - Globe Theatre Review

Dromgoole’s production certainly had moments of clarity, hilarity and poignancy but overall, the depth of characters and the idea that they may never return home were left to the imagination. It lacked the visual sparkle one might expect in a play about magic and the supernatural.

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