Articles about Theatre

‘Fair, tiny and only 17 years of age’

At the bicentenary of Charles Dickens' birth, Miriam Margolyes revives her acclaimed one woman show on his life and the women within it. Margolyes' love and passion for Dickens shines through the performance, but Laura Lammasniemi wonders if her satire of the man who symbolises Victorian misogyny is too gentle

Laura Lammasmiemi // 15 July 2012

Categories: Theatre

Claws for thought

With The Girl with the Iron Claws, The Wrong Crowd company has created a richly beautiful stage version of the old Norwegian fairytale. Greta Hughson ponders its meaning to a modern audience

Greta Hughson // 13 July 2012

Categories: Theatre

Dead End Drive

The Sluts of Sutton Drive is a play about the problems faced by working-class women. Megan Stodel thinks it fails to engage the audience at all

Megan Stodel // 11 July 2012

Categories: Theatre

Dreaming a different dream

By setting A Midsummer Night's Dream in a community of Travellers, the play is transformed. Megan Stodel considers how successful the Open Air Theatre's new interpretation is

Megan Stodel // 17 June 2012

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Her Naked Skin

Hazel Tsoi-Wiles reviews a production of Her Naked Skin, a suffragette romance which whisks the audience back to a time of protest on the street, activists smashing windows and police clamp-downs

Hazel Tsoi-Wiles // 23 December 2011

Categories: Theatre


Waiting for 20 years for Odysseus' return, Penelope is an emblem of marital fidelity and has always provided plenty of material for reinterpretations, feminist or otherwise. Kate McCarthy reviews the latest, which dumps the suitors in a dried out swimming pool

Kate McCarthy // 28 February 2011

Categories: Theatre

Women, Power & Politics: Now

Laura Nelson reviews this collection of short plays at London's Tricycle theatre

Laura Nelson // 17 July 2010

Categories: Theatre

Women, Power & Politics: Then

Kate McCarthy reviews a collection of short plays at the Tricycle

Kate McCarthy // 11 July 2010

Categories: Theatre

Viva la vagina

Jessica Gjergji is blown away by a performance of The Vagina Monologues at the Bristol Old Vic

Jessica Gjergji // 4 July 2010

Categories: Theatre


Yasmin Eshref reviews a version of Macbeth set in the 1970s with an all-female cast

Yasmin Eshref // 26 May 2010

Categories: Theatre

Feminism and Peter Pan

JM Barrie's creation Peter Pan has an enduring popularity. Allison McCarthy digs into the sexist and racist history of the play and novel, and how this has been addressed in modern adaptations

Allison McCarthy // 19 April 2009

Categories: Books, Films, Theatre

Her Naked Skin

Rebecca Lenkiewicz's take on the suffrage movement hinges on a clichéd story of forbidden love between seamstress Eve Douglas and Lady Celia Cain. Debi Withers is exasperated

Debi Withers // 7 September 2008

Categories: Theatre

The Vagina Monologues

Catherine Redfern watches the famous play

Catherine Redfern // 16 May 2001

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

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