Sphinx Theatre’s Women Centre Stage Festival takes place 14-20 November 2016 at the Actors Centre and Hampstead Theatre and has a great lineup; workshops, discussions, live performances and new plays from some of the country’s leading names and most exciting new talents creating more and better roles for women.
This year’s festival will feature a jam packed programme of leading UK theatre stars and professionals includes Janet Suzman, Howard Brenton, Anna Ledwich, April de Angelis, Cecilia Noble, Vinay Patel, GRAEAE, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Charlene James, Winsome Pinnock, Kathryn Pogson, The Hiccup Project plus many more leading and exciting new talents.
There is lots of good stuff during the festival, so checkout the full programme, but of particular interest to writers might be the following sessions:
Writing the Female Protagonist
16 November, 10:30-12:30
20 November, 20.30-21.30
Four writers are given 24 hours to write a new play responding directly to that day’s news headlines. The new work will be rehearsed on the day of the festival and presented at the end of the day as the Festival Finale. Featuring four new plays from Howard Brenton, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Charlene James and Vinay Patel.
“This is Russian roulette theatre-making on a high wire!” Howard Brenton on the 24 Hour Plays. This performance will take place in the Main House at Hampstead Theatre.