Theatre

Rebellious Acts - meet our writers: Amie Taylor

Meet the writers behind Female Arts 'Rebellious Acts' production this Saturday 14th May at South Street Arts Centre. Introducing Amie Taylor, the writer of 'The Secret Life of Jennie Harte'.

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Rebellious Acts - meet our writers: Kate Saffin

Meet the writers behind Female Arts 'Rebellious Acts' production this Saturday 14th May at South Street Arts Centre. Introducing Kate Saffin, the writer of 'Isobel's War'.

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Rebellious Acts - meet our writers: Hannah Roe

Meet the writers behind Female Arts 'Rebellious Acts' production this Saturday 14th May at South Street Arts Centre. Introducing Hannah Roe, the writer of 'St George's Day'.

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Rebellious Acts - meet our writers: Ness Lyons

Meet the writers behind Female Arts 'Rebellious Acts' production this Saturday 14th May. Introducing Ness Lyons, the writer of 'I Smile Politely'.

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FREE creative writing workshops from Female Arts

Free writing workshops on Saturday 14th May from Female Arts magazine at South Street Arts Centre, Reading Berkshire

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The Good Person of Szechwan, New Wimbledon Studio - Review

No one can be good for long if goodness is not in demand.
Bertolt Brecht

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In many cultures there are tales of how the Divine have visited mankind in disguise, to see if they are found worthy. With this in mind The Good Person of Szechwan, written by Bertholt Brecht, is a parable that uses the familiar trappings of common folklore as a jumping off point for asking complex moral questions which ultimately have no answer. So how does one tackle such potentially heady material?

In a version adapted by Venetia Twigg and directed by Alice Sillett, female-led Theatrical Niche  have made Szechwan their own. Utilising puppetry, object work, physical theatre and live music, they have honoured the spirit of the original text, while making it accessible to audiences of all ages.

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4

Mr Kolpert, Lion and Unicorn Theatre - Review

Possessing the rich, black humour of a Joe Orton play, Blink.Theatre's Mr Kolpert leaves an indelible mark on the imagination. Directed by Lotte Ruth Johnson, the play can be described as a farcial version of Abigail's Party, with two couples involved in all sorts of antics – all stemming from a 'joke' about a dead body (the eponymous Mr Kolpert) in a trunk in the middle of the room.

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4

Chaser, Lion and Unicorn Theatre - Review

While Blink.Theatre has female directors overseeing the double bill playing at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre at the moment, the two plays couldn't be more different in tone from each other. Chaser, the first play (written by by Howard Thompson and directed by Sinead O'Callaghan) can be described as a cross between Frank Marcus' The Window and William Wharton's Birdy.

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3

Might Never Happen, King's Head Theatre - Review

Rising to the challenge to show the effects of street harassment on women in an accessible fashion, Doll's Eye Theatre have devised Might Never Happen, an evening of sketches based on their own experiences on this matter. The vignettes' incidents will be familiar to most women, but in the interest of playing devil's advocate, other points of view are put across as well, minimising the possibility of anything being didactic.

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4

Emilia Galotti, The Space Arts Centre - Review

Outside of Schiller and Goethe, German playwrights (from pre-20th century) don't tend to receive as much coverage on the UK stage as they could do. Bearing this in mind, theatre company Ottisdotter have taken the inspired step of producing the 18th century tragedy by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing,  Emilia Galotti.

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