Response to Removal Men Open Letter

Every day our news feeds are dominated by images of suffering. Twenty first century journalism can creep into every dark corner of the world. Where has this left us? I think, in a state of ‘removal’, in a state of numbness. It is saturating our capacity to feel anything. Never has this world needed more the disgusting absurdity of 2016 represented on a stage. And that is why Removal Men is happening.

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The Salon:Collective's The Tempest

I expect you’re aware of the uproar surrounding the board’s decision at the G

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WOMEN CENTRE STAGE - WHAT TO EXPECT THIS WEEK

Sue Parrish, director of Women Centre Stage Festival, playwright Winsome Pinnock and actress Maggie Steed, come together discuss the importance of creating great roles for women.

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Someone Found, Pleasance Theatre - Preview

'Wild' women have been feared since earliest times. From the legend of Lilith to the Grecian Bacchae, women who deviate from the submissive 'norm' have been treated with suspicion and contempt. Theatre company About Wolves have crafted a interesting tale, based on real life historical figure Cynthia Ann Parker.

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DIVA, Artworks - work-in-progress

Experiencing misunderstanding and disrespect regarding her ethnicity and sexuality for most of her adult life, Ariane Barnes has a lot of experiences to draw from. Born of parents from British-Mauritian parents descent, Barnes is hard to pigeon-hole. Not that anyone should, of course, but actors in general get labelled and put in boxes – especially when they have to use ubiquitous sites like Spotlight to reach every possible demographic.

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WOMEN CENTRE STAGE: POWERPLAY - Theatre Festival

Women Centre Stage develops and commissions new work of artistic excellence which uniquely brings together a diverse array of women characters far from the margins into centre stage.

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STRAWBERRY VALE 2.0 - Ovalhouse (work-in-progress)

The use of computers and digital technology projections in theatrical has been steadily increasing in recent years. While the likes of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and The Nether have helped with awareness of the limits of its use, the real questions paradoxically are can its use ever feel 'organic' to a production and does digital tech ever fall in danger of sacrificing humanity for sophistication?

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Funny Women Awards 2016

Funny Women has been a fantastically supportive organisation for women working across the comedy field, running events, courses and also hosting their annual awards of which this is the 14th year. "Women have been held back in comedy for so long that we’ve had time to get f*cking amazing", and the Awards was an opportunity to celebrate this.

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‘The Secret life of Desire’ How The Light Gets In festival

A debate from ‘How The Light gets in’ festival, 4th June, Hay-on-Wye
With Rowan Pelling, Christopher Hamilton, Catherine Hakim, Hosted by Sean Curran

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