Interview with playwright Jennie Buckman

Jennie Buckman was the Head of Acting at RADA and trained many of film and TV's biggest talents. She has worked with the the BBC, the NT and Guildhall. In 2007 Jennie became the artistic director of Giants Theatre Company. Her play 'Piece of Silk' currently showing at The Hope Theatre, London is about the power of story-telling to counter-attack the devastating effects of "honour" based violence and forced marriage.

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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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Interview: Thomas Ryalls

Soon to graduate from Mountview's MA writing musicals course, Thomas Ryalls has been working on a reimagined version of Macbeth, in which the title characters becomes Beth, who lives at The Dunsinane, an underloved gay bar in Scarborough.

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Interview: Phoebe Eclair-Powell

Phoebe Eclair-Powell's play Fury was shortlisted for the Verity Bargate Award and was the winner of the Soho Theatre Young Writer’s Award. It comes to the Soho Theatre this July and is described as 'a chilling and powerful modern Medea about motherhood and class, taking an unapologetic look at the single young mum, the one already judged before she’s even opened her mouth.'

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Interview: Leigh Douglas

The Minerva Collective come to Ovalhouse (London) in July with their show, Waking Beauty - a coming of age fairytale for the twenty-first century in a fresh look from an LGBTQ perspective at some traditional stories.

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Interview with Shit Theatre: Women's Hour (no relation to the R4 one)

Kate Saffin in conversation with Shit Theatre's Becca and Louise, who are currently touring Women's Hour a feminist show that explores gender inequality with song, roller skates and kinder eggs.

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Interview: Melanie Wilson

Fuel Theatre and Melanie Wilson are currently collaborating to create Opera for the Unknown Women; a contemporary opera openly addressing issues of climate change and feminism.

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Interview with London Based Singer-Songwriter Chloe Ray

Back in January, London based singer songwriter Chloe Ray released her debut EP, The Waiting Room. Although she been on tour since February, I recently got the opportunity to interview Chloe about her EP and find out a bit more about the story behind her work.

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Interview: Rebecca Manson Jones

The Women’s Equality Party (WEP) will be standing in the London Elections tomorrow. Since forming last year, their party now has a membership of more than 47,000. FemaleArts spoke to Rebecca Manson Jones, who will be standing for WEP in the General London Assembly (GLA) in the elections.

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Interview: Nichola McAuliffe

Playwright and actress Nichola McAuliffe has worked extensively on both stage and screen. Here she talks to Kate Saffin about her approach to writing and the choice to send the writer Nihcola McAuliffe to the Canary Islands to misbehave in a bar so that the actor Nichola McAuliffe can focus on realising the character on stage.

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