WhatsOnStage, 12th May 2017
The Guardian, 30th April 2017
The Play's The Thing, 24th February 2017
The Evening Standard, 23rd February 2017
Sphinx Artistic Director Sue Parrish has been in touch with the Stage and the Guardian off the back of our Women Centre Stage Festival #jointhedebate
Email to The Stage from Sue Parrish
The Stage, 21st December 2016
The Guardian, 5th December 2016
We're thrilled to announce that Women Centre Stage: Powerplay was a huge success.
Read more from our Artistic Director Sue Parrish in her letter to the Guardian
and more from the press here
We're all hugely excited about the transfer of Queen Anne from the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, where it enjoyed sell-out audiences, to the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Produced by the RSC it will be playing for 13 weeks from the 30th June, Directed by the fantastic Natalie Abrahami, and written by our long-time friend and colleague Helen Edmundson. Click here for more details and for tickets.
From the 20th June you can find Head For Heights at The Space on Westferry Road. Running until the 8th July, they will be presenting the UK premiere of acclaimed Chilean writer Juan Radrigán’s Mad Man Sad Woman, translated by Catherine Boyle and directed by Sue Dunderdale, which portrays two desperate people trying to find hope and love amidst the rubble of a crumbling city.
Head for Heights takes a unique and highly effective approach to producing theatre in translation: the experience and knowledge of actors and community participants is used to develop scripts which are culturally appropriate for British audiences, whilst maintaining the integrity of the original play.
Performances are from 20 June – 8 July, Tuesday-Saturday 7.30pm, Sundays 5pm
The Space, 269 Westferry Road, E14 3RS
Tickets £14 (£10 concessions)
Tickets can be booked online
This year Hampstead Theatre is launching Inspire: The Next Playwright Programme, an opportunity for playwrights aged between 18 and 25 to develop their craft under the mentorship of award-winning playwright Roy Williams.
Beginning in September 2017, the playwrights will attend monthly group sessions with Roy and visiting practitioners, as well as one-on-one meetings. They will also be given the opportunity to submit drafts for feedback and to hold a reading of their work with professional actors at Hampstead Theatre. In September 2018, all drafts will be considered for presentation in our Downstairs studio, and the playwrights will meet with our Executive team to discuss their work.
The programme is completely free and they will offer a bursary of £200 towards travel throughout the year. Applications close at midnight on Sunday 2 July; more information about the programme and the application process can be found here at their website.
This month we were excited to see professor Elaine Aston writing about her experience using the
SPHINX TEST with her feminist critical reflections classes.
"Although the test has theatre makers in mind, I’ve been exploring it as a first-base, gender-awareness exercise in relation to canonical, dramatic texts. At the outset, students are invited to think of a recognised play that is in some way important to them. Thereafter, each student applies the test to that drama, which in turn provides an opportunity for collective, critical reflection on whether and how the ‘malestream’ is evidenced in renowned drama, past and present."
Read more about her thoughts HERE