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Recent articles

A Beautiful Planet documentary review & interview with director Toni Myers

Female Art's Gideon Hall attended the European premiere of IMAX documentary 'A Beautiful Planet' narrated by academy award winner Jennifer Lawrence and spoke to the film's director Toni Myers about female moviemakers and astronauts.

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Rose Wylie - An Art review

Tilt The Horizontal Into A Slant - Chapter, Cardiff
new art work by an 82 year female living artist from Kent

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Becoming Hattie, Leicester Square Theatre - Review

Blessed with a female writer, director and performer (Mhairi Grealis, Mary Swann and Ashley Christmas respectively), Becoming Hattie has its finger on the pulse of how women feel about their body image. In this one-woman show, parallels are drawn between the two women that Christmas plays: Hattie Jacques – a famous comedic actor from the 1950-80s who she greatly admires, and 'Jo' – a struggling actress who only gets cast for small parts such as cleaners and other members of society's underclass.

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Review: Poppies at Space Arts Centre

Music Box's rejuvenated Edinburgh 2015 production is beautifully performed and heartfelt

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MONOROGUE, Old Red Lion Theatre - Review

So how clued up are you on the 'seven deadly sins'? Even if you could recall greed, sloth, envy, lust, wrath,  gluttony and pride, attributing to them as 'sins' may be considered an archaic concept, as most things are 'bad' if taken to extremes. Adopting the format of a courtroom, The Salon: Collective's Monorogue has various characters 'on trial', though it's left to the audience throughout their monologues to deduce which 'deadly sin' they are alleged to have committed (at least until the very end).

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SPIRAL, The Bedford, Balham - Review

Joining the growing ranks of theatre companies hosting scratch nights in London, Free Rayne Artists' Spiral is a welcome addition to southwest London. Run by Rebecca Rayne and Matthew Frener, their last sold out event, which ran at The Bedford in Balham, showcased seven short plays. Some were of an intimate, personal nature while others certainly had something to say about the world today.

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Interview: Phoebe Eclair-Powell

Phoebe Eclair-Powell's play Fury was shortlisted for the Verity Bargate Award and was the winner of the Soho Theatre Young Writer’s Award. It comes to the Soho Theatre this July and is described as 'a chilling and powerful modern Medea about motherhood and class, taking an unapologetic look at the single young mum, the one already judged before she’s even opened her mouth.'

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The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize at the National Theatre - report and photos

Female Arts attended the 38th Annual Awards at the National Theatre of The Susan Smith Blackburn prize, a global award for any female playwright writing in the English speaking language. The winner was Lynn Nottage for her play 'Sweat'.

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Interview: Leigh Douglas

The Minerva Collective come to Ovalhouse (London) in July with their show, Waking Beauty - a coming of age fairytale for the twenty-first century in a fresh look from an LGBTQ perspective at some traditional stories.

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Pint Sized, Pleasance Theatre - Review

The last time the Pint Sized event took place in 28th September 2015, the plays were performed at the Jermyn Street Theatre in the heart of the West End. The second Pint Sized event, while having to forego a more central location, has grown exponentially by hosting the event at the main house of the Pleasance Theatre in London. On this occasion, eight short plays or excerpts were performed – all very different other and distinct from the West End selection.

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