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About 17Percent

A campaign to get more plays by women playwrights onto UK stages.

Hashtag 52 plays by women

On Monday, a brilliant new international theatre parity advocacy call to action launches on social media: #52playsbywomen. This international campaign has been started by American writer Laura Annawyn Shamas. Could you see a play by a woman a week for … Continue reading

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Sarah Pitard is a finalist in Papatango

Finalist in the Papatango Playwriting competition: Sarah Pitard. Continue reading

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A new feminist theatre festival at N16

Theatre N16 has created a new two-day festival of women’s work, and stories. Herstory Festival is a chance for up and coming playwrights and artists to tackle important issues surrounding feminism and by doing so creating a platform for discussion and an … Continue reading

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Happy Yet? : a new play from Swedish playwright Katie Berglof

Open Mind Production introduces ‘Happy Yet?’, a dark comedy by the 21 year-old Swedish playwright Katie Berglof. ‘Happy Yet?’ is scheduled for daily performances at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe from the 15th -27th August in the Space @ Surgeon’s Hall. ‘Happy Yet?’ offers a … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Preview

It’s come to that time of year again, when we have a look through the press releases for the vast numbers of shows that are going to the Edinburgh Festival and try to highlight just a few of the ones written/directed/featuring/telling … Continue reading

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Three short plays expose their writers

“We are three twenty something women telling stories, and working together to form a narrative.” Nothing is more thrilling and terrifying than completely exposing yourself. Not just baring your flesh, but your fears, secrets, and soul. bare. is an intimate … Continue reading

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World Premiere of Shangri-la by Amy Ng

“You like your minorities like your pandas – picturesque, cuddly, endangered, helpless. But I refuse to be a panda. I refuse to go extinct. I want to live, to live well, to live like them.” What happens when the only … Continue reading

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Edinburgh previews at the Bread and Roses

The Bread & Roses Theatre in Clapham is entering its second year and launching a special Early Summer and Edinburgh Fringe Preview Season this June to early August. The season begins with a series of one-week-runs: Weird Sisters Theatre Company presents Airswimming … Continue reading

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Weird Sisters present Airswimming

Weird Sisters was founded in 2014 in Guildford by three experienced female practitioners: Tanya Chainey, Stephanie Goodfellow and Alison Nicol, with the aim of producing work that takes risks, asks difficult questions, and provides strong and interesting roles for women. … Continue reading

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Female writers, directors and performers experiment and innovate at RADA Festival

The RADA Festival returns to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art this summer from 22 June – 2 July, with a programme including 30 different theatre companies and two one-off forum events. Graduates of the Academy will return to RADA to present … Continue reading

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