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Recent articles

Gertrude - The Cry, Theatre N16 - Review

Gertrude. Mother of Hamlet, and wife of his uncle Claudius. In recent years, much time has been spent on discussing the women of Hamlet [the play] and the retelling the chain of events from their perspective.

Author's review: 
4

Review: Piece of Silk

A fascinating drama which is technically and academically thought-provoking due to its multiplicity of narrative framings; it is a superbly acted piece which leaves you on a high, with a visceral sense of horror, shock, and relief; it is also intensely real, with laughs amongst the shock, and characters who can recognise but not solve their situations. Go see it now.

Author's review: 
5

Can I Start Again Please, Battersea Arts Centre - Review

Context is everything. Language is everything.

Author's review: 
4

SPILL, Pleasance Theatre - Review

Verbatim theatre – the use of real, recorded conversations to drive the narrative of a show – has been increasingly popular in recent years. Exponents of the discipline like Alecky Blythe have created community-based projects such as London Road and Little Revolution, while Chris Goode's Monkey Bars viewed the world of adults through the eyes of children. Propolis Theatre – an 11-strong group who are based in Bristol – have with their latest show Spill created a verbatim piece that chronicles the inception of sexual activity among young people. Framed within the setting of a house party, each of the cast breaks away at junctures from the ensemble with their thoughts on a specific experience, or sometimes offers an alternative point of view of a topic from the person who previously spoke.

Author's review: 
4

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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0

Guys and Dolls (Tour) – Musical Theatre Review

Following critical acclaim and an extension in the West End, the Chichester Festival Theatre revival of Guys and Dolls is currently on tour.

Author's review: 
4

Winter Of Our Discotechque, RADA Studio Theatre - Review

Tess Humphrey is not your typical playwright. Writing her first play at the age of 15, Humphrey grew up with autism and her school life was anything but smooth. After an unsuccessful attempt on her own life, time in seclusion gave her time and space to channel her anger and thoughts into a creative outlet, leading to the writing of several social satires, including Winter Of Our Discotheque...

Author's review: 
4

PIECE OF SILK at the Hope Theatre

Piece of Silk by Jennie Buckman, inspired by The Arabian Nights, is about the power of story-telling to counter-attack the devastating effects of domestic violence. 14 June - 2 July The Hope Theatre, London

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0

‘The Secret life of Desire’ How The Light Gets In festival

A debate from ‘How The Light gets in’ festival, 4th June, Hay-on-Wye
With Rowan Pelling, Christopher Hamilton, Catherine Hakim, Hosted by Sean Curran

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0

JULY LISTINGS 2016

The following productions/events in July 2016 are on the whole either written by, and / or directed by women or gender equal productions

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