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About 17Percent

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

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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FEMALE ARTS Present REBELLIOUS ACTS

Female Arts in association with South Street Arts Centre celebrate five years of gender equality activism with ‘Rebellious Acts’ an evening of incendiary new writing on Saturday 14 May at South Street Arts Centre in Reading. (Book here.)  Rebellious Acts features rehearsed readings … Continue reading

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WhitLit Festival presents The End of the Affair

  A new play by Alison Mead will be part of the Whitstable Literary Festival. (You can see our interview with Alison about her previous play A century of great women.) The new play The end of the affair explores hope, … Continue reading

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Eggs by Florence Keith-Roach: interview

17Percent recently interviewed Florence ahead of seeing her new play Eggs performed at the London Vaults, as part of the Vault festival. This unsuspecting venue, which used to be the Old Vic tunnels tucked next to/below Waterloo station, has been transformed for a … Continue reading

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Female Arts’ new Friend Scheme

  Female Arts magazine launched a friend scheme on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2016. The online arts review magazine, headed by Editor-In-Chief Wendy Thomson is based at South Street Arts Centre, Reading and reviews events across the UK. “The … Continue reading

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