Founded as The Women’s Theatre Group in 1973 Sphinx Theatre Company, renamed in 1990, has been in the vanguard of promoting, advocating and inspiring women in the arts through productions, conferences and research for more than 40 years. Previous work includes the premiere of April de Angelis' modern classic Playhouse Creatures, Pam Gems' The Snow Palace and Bryony Lavery's Goliath, plus the Glass Ceiling and Vamps, Vixens and Feminists conferences with the National Theatre, Young Vic, Southbank Centre and West Yorkshire Playhouse. In 2015 Sphinx produced Women Centre Stage Heroines Festival at the National Theatre, and in 2016 Power Play at Hampstead Theatre, each year showcasing 25 exciting new theatre pieces with women at their centre.
Who We Are
Artistic Director – Sue Parrish
Administrator – Isabel Sharman
Artistic Associate – Rosalind Phillips
Artistic Associate – Helen Barnett
Board Members – Susan McGoun (Chair), Susannah Kraft Levene (Co-Chair), Jane Seymour, Maggie Saxon, Ben Monks
Patrons – Beatrix Campbell OBE, Hélène Cixous, Professor Janet Todd and Dame Janet Suzman