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Have directors gone gender-blind manic? Conventional casting still has an important role too

In Features, London theatre, Opinion, Sticky by Susan ElkinLeave a Comment

It all feels to me a bit manic and contrived – a sort of industrial over compensation for several centuries of doing plays according to the conventions of the social period in which they were written. I also sense some vying with each other to see who can come up with the most unlikely bit of gender-blind casting.

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‘The timing couldn’t be better for the West End transfer’: CONSENT – West End ★★★★

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews, Sticky, Ticket recommendations by Johnny FoxLeave a Comment

It’s been a bumper week for rape. Harvey Weinstein was indicted. Tommy Robinson was jailed for filming the accused in a grooming gang trial outside Leeds Crown Court. The world’s most durable feminist Dr Germaine Greer told Hay Literary Festival that most rape cases were ‘just bad sex’ rather than serious crimes, and in Connecticut a man got his cock out in court to prove it didn’t match his accuser’s description.

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ANGRY podcasts: Listen to the full series of three post-show Q&As

In Audio, Features, London theatre, Native, Opinion, Photos, Plays, Special Events, Sticky, Ticket recommendations by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

MyTheatreMates co-founder Terri Paddock hosted a series of three post-show Q&As following packed-out performances of the current run of Philip Ridley’s ANGRY at London’s Southwark Playhouse. Listen to audio podcasts for all three here. The production must finish this Saturday (10 March 2018) – get booking before it’s too late!

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FEATURED SHOW: Philip Ridley’s Angry at Southwark Playhouse, ★★★★★ reviews are in & Twitter is buzzing!

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Got your tickets yet for the world premiere of Philip Ridley’s new gender-neutral collection of ANGRY monologues? Chronicles of Narnia’s Georgie Henley and award-winning West End musical star Tyrone Huntley perform this unmissable evening of comedy and drama. Watch the brand-new show trailer – and then get booking!

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WATCH: Georgie Henley & Tyrone Huntley star in Philip Ridley’s gender-neutral Angry premiere

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Got your tickets yet for the world premiere of Philip Ridley’s new gender-neutral collection of ANGRY monologues? Chronicles of Narnia’s Georgie Henley and award-winning West End musical star Tyrone Huntley perform this unmissable evening of comedy and drama. Watch the brand-new show trailer – and then get booking!

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Post-show Q&A video: How has The Secondary Victim captured the blame-culture zeitgeist?

In Features, Interviews, London theatre, Native, Opinion, Plays, Quotes, Sticky, Ticket recommendations, Video by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

Though written well before this year’s Harvey Weinstein scandal and escalating accusations of sexual misconduct across other industries, The Secondary Victim takes on an even more urgent topicality. We covered that and much more at the post-show discussion.

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NEWS: Royal Court organises one-day Weinstein response, Vicky Featherstone’s full statement

In Features, Inspiring people, London theatre, Native, News, Opinion, Plays, Press Releases, Quotes, Special Events, Sticky by Press ReleasesLeave a Comment

As the topic of sexual abuse and harassment continues to make international headlines following numerous allegations involving Hollywood and theatre producer Harvey Weinstein, the Royal Court Theatre has announced day of action in response. The free day’s programme – held on Saturday 28 October 2017 – will include a sharing session from 12 to 5pm, including curated online submissions, in the …