We're excited to say that our award-winning A Berlin Kabaret! is back this Spring. Opening at Arts at the Old Fire Station on the 20th and 21st April, 7.30pm. it will then have a four night run at The Warren for the Brighton Fringe from the 17th - 20th May at 9.45pm.
BOOK TICKETS FOR ARTS AT THE OLD FIRE STATION - 20th & 21st April, 7.30pm
BOOK TICKETS FOR BRIGHTON FRINGE (GENERAL SALE STARTS MARCH 1st) - 17th-20th May, 9.45pm
"Four travellers singing powerful songs, rediscovering long lost gay rights anthems and American propaganda songs. Capturing the political turmoil of the Weimar Republic, witty and rebellious, these songs still resonate powerfully."
The show reflects on on personal and political dilemmas in response to the current refugee crisis, fragmentation of society, in the search for sanctuary and solidarity.
Five star performers sing songs of resistance, love and exile reminding us that “those who don’t learn from history are condemned to repeat it.”
Winner of Best Cabaret, The Brighton Fringe Festival Latest Awards 2014.
Winner of Argus Angel for artistic excellence.
Each night the Kabaret will be accompanied by performances of Words as Weapons: Two worlds collide. 1920s Berlin v Oxford 2018; powerful poems by Bertolt Brecht & provocative new voices from Crisis writing workshops.
On Saturday 21st, 5pm
Join Artistic Director Sue Parrish, along with poet David Constantine and Professor Tom Kuhn for Bertold Brecht's True Protagonsists, discussion with readings of the role of women in Brecht’s life and work.
BOOK TICKETS FOR BERTOLD BRECHT'S TRUE PROTAGONISTS - 21st April, 5pm
(Only £3 when you book in conjunction with the Kabaret performance)
The Stage, 8th March 2018 for International Women's Day
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
The Party Somewhere Else, the feminist theatre festival taking over the Neville studio at Nottingham Playhouse this week, is up and running! With theatre performances, scratch night and workshops running every day from the 20th - 24th March:
"Join us for laughter, maybe some tears (we’ll cry if we want to), super storytelling, dreams and fears. Featuring six days of awesome artists and companies offering performances, workshops, discusions, a scratch night showcasing new work in development, and a festival after party hosted by Nottingham’s finest: Fan Club!"
"Following a class of year 10 students mysteriously taken ill, three mothers from different cultural background wait together in A&E. As this event brings up unresolved issues in their lives, the mothers have to learn from their children."
On from the 16th April - 28th April, it is presented by Pepperbox Theatre, a company determined to redress gender imbalance and to hire mothers and women over 35 who are under-represented in theatre.
We were beyond thrilled by the announcement of the Bush Theatre's 2018 season. Not only have they acheived gender parity in the writers and female-lead companies that they have programmed, but two of the playwrights, Vinay Patel and Winsome Pinnock, have been previous contributors to our Women Centre Stage festivals.
Winsome's LEAVE TALKING opens on the 24th May 2018
"Leave Taking is a beautifully observed, moving account of a second generation immigrant family navigating the familial conflicts between generations and cultures."
Vinay's AN ADVENTURE opens on 6th September 2018
"Witty, charming and full of fearless historical insight, An Adventure is an epic, technicolour love story...about the people who journeyed to our shores in hope and shaped the country we live in today."
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