Author Archives: 17Percent

About 17Percent

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

Yen – review

In 2013, Yen won the prestigious Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting and premiered at Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre before transferring to the Royal Court. Yen is fierce and disturbing. Anna Jordan is the kind of writer who climbs right inside her characters’ … Continue reading

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Vote for 17Percent in the Galaxy Chocolate Fund

We have submitted an entry to the Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund. If chosen, we’ll spend the £300 prize money on buying a PA and lights to help get our She Writes showcases running again. Please vote for us!  

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Clickbait – review

Clickbait is a play by Milly Thomas, a compelling and powerful play about women and the sex industry, still very much a taboo subject as there are so many facets to the porn industry that are not challenged and simply … Continue reading

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Milly Thomas and Clickbait

Clickbait is a new play about society’s attitude to porn and the women who make it for themselves. From the  all female writer/director team behind A First World Problem (Milly Thomas and Holly Race Roughan) comes this blistering study of how pornography … Continue reading

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Multi-sensory, accessible Christmas in Bath

Based on the Russian Fairy Tale, The Snow Maiden, Bath-based Butterfly Psyche’s new and original show is a multi-sensory, interactive family-friendly production that explores love and what it means to be a family. Suitable for all ages, Butterfly Psyche promises to bring … Continue reading

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Review: wish I was… by Laura Wyatt O’Keefe at Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre

At times during certain pieces of theatre or live art there are notable moments where a word or sound seems to reverberate, not only within the walls of the auditorium, but simultaneously through the interiors of  body and mind. In … Continue reading

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Preview: My Mind is Free by Sam Hall

Dates for My Mind is Free – Sam Hall’s new play. Continue reading

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Review: Orchid by Michelle Payne and Daniel Len, at Moors Bar in Crouch End

Review of Orchid at Moors Bar, Crouch End. Continue reading

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Review: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot at Underbelly Cowgate

The ‘White Belly’, at Underbelly Cowgate, looks as though it was made to be a military air base, with a pleated roof that curves over the long and narrow space, it is an ideal setting for Rebecca Crookshank’s tale of … Continue reading

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Review: Where Do Little Birds Go? by Camilla Whitehill

Co-produced by Duckdown Theatre and Heavy Weather Theatre, Camilla Whitehill’s debut full-length play has already garnered some attention this year, winning the People’s Choice Award at Vault Festival 2015, and is now selling out to audiences at Edinburgh’s Underbelly. It … Continue reading

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