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Award-winning performance artist Louise Orwin talks to our Arts contributor Carla Plieth about her latest project Oh Yes Oh No and its exploration of female sexual desire, the #MeToo movement, her creative process and more.
Read More “Interview with performance artist, Louise Orwin – “I hate this toxic idea that if women become empowered it’s taking something away from men””
Jordan Tannahill’s latest play, Botticelli in the Fire, is a glorious queering of Florentine Renaissance, which reveals just as much about the present as it does the past.
Read More “Botticelli in the Fire at Hampstead Theatre”
Lynette Linton revives Jackie Kay’s 1980s play, Chiaroscuro, which explores the interconnected narratives of four young black and brown women.
Read More “Chiaroscuro at the Bush Theatre – A powerful yet tangled revival”
Tara Overfield-Wilkinson’s revival of Falsettos, the Tony award-winning musical about an unconventional New York Jewish family, is a worthy and emotionally powerful production, writes our theatre critic Jo Hemmings.
Read More “Falsettos at The Other Palace Theatre”
Louise Orwin’s latest one-woman show, Oh Yes Oh No, tackles the issue of consent, coercion and female erotic desire in the context of the #MeToo movement.
Read More “Louise Orwin’s Oh Yes Oh No at the Cambridge Junction”
Jasmine Lee-Jones’ debut play at the Royal Court Theatre is provocatively titled, but perfectly pitched, writes our arts contributor Samantha-Louise Hayden.
Read More “Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner at the Royal Court Theatre”
Cordelia Lynn and Rebecca Frecknall’s version of Chekhov’s classic, Three Sisters, offers a fresh and modern take on the tale of three siblings yearning for a better life in Moscow.
Read More “Chekhov’s Three Sisters at the Almeida Theatre”
The National Theatre’s latest adaptation of Andrea Levy’s novel, Small Island, offers a powerful and poignant exploration of identity, home and belonging.
Read More “Andrea Levy’s Small Island at the National Theatre”
A dinner party brings together five iconic female figures from history and myth in Caryl Churchill’s famous play, Top Girls. Our arts contributor, Jo Hemmings, reviews the National Theatre’s latest revival of Churchill’s feminist classic.
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With a stellar cast and a who’s who in US politics, Anne Washburn’s Shipwreck is the perfect play to explore Trump’s presidency in the era of entertainment by news.
Read More “Shipwreck at the Almeida Theatre”
Simon Stone’s Medea, performed by the International Theatre Amsterdam, is a bold, masterful juxtaposition of Euripidean and Contemporary Tragedy, says our arts contributor Barbara Bollig.
Read More “Simon Stone’s Medea at the Barbican, London”
Our arts contributor Judith Roberts explores the phenomenon of the New Woman in the work of several women playwrights from the early twentieth century.
Read More “The New Woman in Early Twentieth-Century New Drama: Staging a Sexual, Political and Social Revolution”