Category Archives: plays to see

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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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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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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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: 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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Review: Ladylogue 2015 presented by The Thelmas

Ladylogue! is the second show of monologues written and performed by women, (with a mainly female production team,) presented by The Thelmas, as part of this year’s Camden Fringe Festival. The Thelmas are a company founded in 2014 to make … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Preview #2: Joanna’s top Edinburgh picks

Joanna Lally previews her top Edinburgh picks. Continue reading

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Silva Semerciyan interview: ‘The Magic Hour’

Interview with playwright Silva Semerciyan whose new play opens at Theatre503 on 9 June. Continue reading

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Klippies by Jessica Sian – review

Klippies –an extraordinary new play about friendship, identity and freedom in present-day South Africa. Review by Joanna Lally.  There is a palpable heat to Klippies, the debut play by Jessica Siân. Set during Summer 2014 in Johannesburg, where Siân was born, … Continue reading

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