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NEWS: Lyric Hammersmith will reopen with a triple bill of new plays by Tanika Gupta, Simon Stephens & Roy Williams

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The Lyric Theatre Hammersmith has announced the world premiere of Out West featuring works by three of the UK’s leading playwrights, Tanika Gupta (A Doll’s House), Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) and Roy Williams (Death Of England: Delroy), to reopen the venue in June 2021.

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Women Centre Stage: Power Play Festival runs this week

In Features, Festivals, London theatre, News, Opinion, Plays by Ian FosterLeave a Comment

Yesterday (14 November 2016) saw the launch of the Women Centre Stage: Power Play Festival at Hampstead Theatre and The Actors Centre. Produced by Sphinx Theatre Company and Joanna Hedges, Women Centre Stage exists to promote, advocate for and inspire women in the arts and has developed and commissioned a wide range of new work which uniquely brings together a diverse array of women characters far from the margins into centre stage.

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LISTEN: What’s changed for female playwrights since My Mother Said I Never Should?

In Audio, Features, Interviews, London theatre, Opinion, Photos, Plays, Quotes by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

How much has changed for female playwrights since 1985 when Charlotte Keatley wrote her landmark play, My Mother Said I Never Should? Playwrights Tanika Gupta and Anna Jordan and Royal Court literary manager Christopher Campbell discuss with Terri Paddock at a post-show panel debate.

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NEWS: Meow Meow, Ray Fearon & Tara Fitzgerald star in Rice’s first Globe season

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Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce casting for Emma Rice’s inaugural season as Artistic Director. Singing sensation and performance artist Meow Meow will play Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, from 30 April. From 18 June, Tara Fitzgerald will play Lady Macbeth, opposite Ray Fearon in the eponymous role.

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Weekly Theatre Podcast: The Moderate Soprano, Rotterdam, Anita and Me

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This week the London theatre bloggers discuss three new plays beyond the West End: David Hare’s The Moderate Soprano at Hampstead Theatre, Jon Brittain’s Rotterdam at Theatre 503 and Tanika Gupta’s adaptation of Meera Syal’s novel Anita and Me at Theatre Royal Stratford East.

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ANITA AND ME – Theatre Royal Stratford East

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Anita and Me deserves respect for Meera Syal’s semi-autobiographical 1996 novel chronicling an awkward schoolgirl’s struggle to escape the cloying embrace of her traditional Punjabi family, the only foreigners in a gritty Midlands mining village, against an uneasy background of skinhead racism.