From 20s Weimar Cabaret of gay and feminist liberation A Berlin Kabaret transports us across the Atlantic to the damning propaganda of McCarthy’s America. The show includes powerful songs and chilling documentary testimony, set against a backdrop of the burning streets of Berlin, which reflect personal and political dilemmas that feel as sharply relevant now as they did when they were first written.
Our Spring tour of A Berlin Kabaret is now sadly over, although we finished with a bang at Brighton Fringe with three sell-out performances and some rave reviews!:
“It’s a passionate tour de force from the impressive quartet of performers who hold the audience spellbound throughout with their superb voices and powerful characterisation. “ Pick of the Day, Brighton on the Inside
“Sphinx Theatre brought a different class to the fringe this year. ” The Latest, 5 Stars
“On one level, A Berlin Kabaret! is an audacious attempt to unpack historical moments through the music of the time, though that’s not all it is. Far from being an academic undertaking, the show is more a medley of funny and thought-provoking tunes from some of the century’s best songwriters.” The Brighton Source
This won't be the Kabaret's last outing, so keep your eyes peeled.
After two highly successful Women Centre Stage festivals, Sphinx Theatre returns to present the WOMEN CENTRE STAGE SYMPOSIUM: ARE WE AT THE TIPPING POINT? An afternoon event held at Hampstead Theatre, which will bring together leading women across the theatre industry for a crucial and timely discussion on gender equality.
Hosted by Rosemary Squire DBE, the afternoon will begin with a Keynote Speech by Jude Kelly OBE speaking from her experience with the global success of Women of the World festival. Following the Keynote will be two panel discussions and a plenary.
The event offers an incredible line up of panellists including Watford Palace Theatre’s Artistic Director Brigid Larmour, GRAEAE’s Artistic Director Jenny Sealey, Sphinx Theatre’s Artistic Director Sue Parrish, academic Jennifer Tuckett, actor Cherrelle Skeete and playwrights April de Angelis, Morgan Lloyd Malcolm, Winsome Pinnock and Timberlake Wertenbaker. Audiences are invited to join the debate both in person and online: #wcstippingpoint #womencentrestage
Women Centre Stage Symposium is sponsored by Nick Hern Books and supported by Arts Council England and Hampstead Theatre. Our Media Partner is The Stage. Other partners include: Stage Directors UK, Equity, Era 50:50, University Women in the Arts and The Writers’ Guild. The Women Centre Stage Symposium launches the development of a new regional programme called Women Centre Stage 3 which will be produced by Sphinx Theatre, working with theatres across the UK to make more and better roles for women.