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Promoting Gender Equality in the Arts since 2011.
A UK feminist arts review publication, we also produce new writing and performance (About Us). We are co-producing the RED Women's Theatre Awards in Greenwich on Sunday 6th March 2016 (and other venues TBA).
Our vision is for all creative women to be equally heard and seen in the Performing Arts - Visual Arts - Literary Arts.

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Recent articles

Hamlet, Rose Playhouse, Bankside - Review

Arguably the most widely performed play in all the world, Hamlet has seen a myriad interpretations over the years. The present production at the Rose Playhouse, Bankside is directed by Diana Vucane, bringing with it the opportunity to revisit this most famous of plays with a feminine perspective.

Author's review: 
4

Review: The Assembly Women

The Assembly Women
Vaults Festival (Until 7th Feb)

Author's review: 
4

Goodnight Polly Jones, Theatre N16 - Review

Written by Andrew Sharpe and directed by Lana MacIver, Goodnight Polly Jones is a play that revels in ambiguity. Ostenisibly about a man who 'crosses the line' with a young woman after a work-related event, the play zips back and forth in time, as we see the events that led up to the incident and the subsequent ramifications.

Author's review: 
3

Swing By Around 8, Bread & Roses Theatre - Review

On the surface, Swing By Around 8 is Ayckbournesque in its tone and conception. But beneath its gentle humour lies a cautionary tale about being careful about what you really want...

Author's review: 
3

Review: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, National Theatre

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom; bitter-sweet drama at its best - powerful and essential theatre.

Author's review: 
5

Escaped Alone by Caryl Churchill at The Royal Court - Review

Caryl Churchill’s first full length play in several years, Escaped Alone, opens the celebrations of The Royal Court’s sixtieth year and proves once again, there is just no other playwright like her.

Author's review: 
5

Iphigenia in Splott - Review

Written by Gary Owen, this one woman drama is about young Effie from Splott, Cardiff and the impact of austerity measures. It deserves to be seen in the Houses of Parliament and on TV. But it's currently at the National Theatre, London.

Author's review: 
5

Jo Fong: An invitation - Dance Review

Jo Fong’s ‘An invitation’ is perhaps the most curious dance performance I have yet to experience. In subverting the usual audience-performer dynamic we are invited, enticed, coerced you might say, to becoming a living part of Fong’s work.

Author's review: 
0

SKIN A CAT, Vaults Festival - Review

One of the joys in reviewing fringe theatre is coming across up-and-coming talent and championing their work. When there's a lot of good theatre around, this can lead to having new 'favourite' writers every week. This week, my new 'writer to watch' is Isly Lynn. She's been around for some time and had her work performed at most of the mainstream and 'big' fringe venues that you can think of, but for the life of me I've no idea why her plays haven't been on my radar until now. Lynn's Skin A Cat is the first show I've seen at the Vaults Festival in Waterloo this year and I have to say that the rest of the plays there have their work cut out to tick all the boxes like this play does.

Author's review: 
5

A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing REVIEW

Eimear McBride’s novel, A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing, has been adapted for stage by Annie Ryan (who also directs). This is a one-woman show and Aoife Duffin is accomplished in her portrayal of all the characters.

Author's review: 
4

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