Theatre

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.

Author's review: 
4

PORTIA, Theatre503 - Review

And it was only when I began to feel actual, physical pain every time you left the room that it finally dawned on me: I was in love, for the first time in my life. I knew it was hopeless, but that didn't matter to me. And it's not that I want to have you. All I want is to deserve you. Tell me what to do. Show me how to behave. I'll do anything you say.
Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Author's review: 
5

Love Lies, Hope Theatre - Review

Female-led new writing nights are becoming a less of an uncommon event on London's fringe theatre scene. However, the one thing that they have in common is the submissions are often from women from many different backgrounds, who don't necessarily know each other at all. LEMAD (an acronym of Liz Mead, Elizabeth Rutherford-Johnson, Mari Lloyd, Mary Ann Pashigian and Daphne Peña) are alumni of the John Burgess playwriting course and between them have clocked up a considerable amount of writing experience over the years. Love Lies – an evening of short plays of their own devising – covers a broad range of topics, often staying well clear of the tropes we usually find in plays about relationships.

Author's review: 
4

Network of Independent Critics: Participants Chosen and Crowdfunding Campaign Launched

The Network of Independent Critics has selected 21 experienced performance critics including our own Michael Davis - Female Arts London Editor, from an international applicant pool to come to Edinburgh Festival Fringe for a one week stay in subsidized housing. The campaign to cover their accommodation costs has been launched via IndieGoGo https://igg.me/at/NICritics.

Author's review: 
0

Park Theatre's Autumn Season lacking in female writers and directors

Disappointing that the new season announced at the Park Theatre only has 1 female writer and 1 female director out of 11 plays

Author's review: 
0

Little Pieces of Gold: The Class Ceiling, Bread & Roses Theatre - Review

"You weren't in a witch hunt, because there are no such thing as witches. But there are people like you around."
Wife, Witch Hunt by Ben Worth.

Author's review: 
5

HOMER'S ILIAD. MARK THOMSON'S FINAL EPIC AT THE LYCEUM

On the battlefield of Troy the scene is set for a final conflict.

Author's review: 
5

The Taming of the Shrew, Arts Theatre Review

Interesting to see the men being tamed and the women doing the taming, but didn’t quite hit the mark.

Author's review: 
3

Sket, Park Theatre - Review

Twenty, 15, 10 years ago, 'sexting' as a term would have been unknown in the English language. Now it is one of many buzzwords that describes one of many social maladies that plauges  today's youth. 'Sket' on the other hand – slang  for skettle, a promsicuous girl, the lowest of the low – has always been around in one form or other. Written by Maya Sondhi and directed by Prav MJ, the play that bears the same name explores the phenomenon of sexting.

Author's review: 
4

Wendy Hoose, Soho Theatre - Review

In England, theatre company Graeae is synonymous with theatre that breaks down the barrier between disabled actors and the mainstream. But in Scotland, theatre companies Birds of Paradise and Random Accomplice have made a name for themselves as arguably the leading practitioners of inclusive theatre north of the border. Founded by disabled creatives, their keen eye and the astute taste of their productions have achieved national recognition, and in recent years London theatre-goers has been lucky to have them perform in the capital. In 2014, their play Wendy Hoose briefly appeared at Southbank Centre, but it is now enjoying an extended run in London's Soho Theatre.

Author's review: 
5

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