The Guardian, June 2016
We are extremely sad at the passing of our friend and colleague, Annie Castledine.
Annie Castledine was a major theatre director with a formidable intellect and artistic vision. She was a leading inspiration to women in the profession, committed to expanding the scope of women's representation as writers, directors and actors. She directed two award winning and distinguished productions for Sphinx by Bryony Lavery GOLIATH, adapted from the book by Beatrix Campbell and performed by Nicola McAuliffe and A WEDDING STORY. She will be very much missed by her friends and many colleagues across UK Theatre.
The Stage, April 2016
The BBC has pledged that at least 50% of lead roles will be played by women in all genres by 2020
If you missed it at the Young Vic get down to the Royal Court to see the outstanding
CUTTIN' IT running until the 18th June
We're also pleased to see a female HENRY V taking to the stage at the Regents Park Open Air Theatre running until the 9th July.
Forum: Sisterhood | Fri 24 Jun, 6pm
A lively and frank debate on the solidarity and celebration of women, based on shared conditions, experiences and concerns within theatre and everyday life.
Chaired by Bonnie Greer, with a panel including Lucy Kerbel (Director of Tonic Theatre, writer of 100 Great Plays for Women) Melanie Jessop (co-founder of Women@RADA), Tanya Moodie (RADA Acting graduate) and Emma Rice (Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe).
Tickets: £5. Book online at www.rada.ac.uk/festival