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Recent articles

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.

Author's review: 
4

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.

Author's review: 
5

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

Author's review: 
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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

Author's review: 
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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.

Author's review: 
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Borderlines Film Festival: Speed Sisters

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

Author's review: 
4

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.

Author's review: 
3

On The Line - Theatre Review

A friendly welcome is in store for all attending ‘On The Line’, I was greeted by Babs who had stepped straight out of the 80s to hand me a bingo card on arrival.

Author's review: 
4

Effie Samara, Female Arts & Greenwich Theatre present RED WOMEN’S THEATRE AWARDS: Round-Up

Four intrepid new plays by fearless female playwrights.

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Ivy Davies gig: Wonderations - The Canvas Cafe

How can the real me be free/
When I don't know what it means to be me?

Ivy Davies: Song lyric

Author's review: 
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