The Guardian, 17th June 2018
The Guardian, 24th April 2018
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
We are thrilled to anounce that our collection of plays, Women Centre Stage: Eight Short Plays By and About Women, has been published by Nick Hern and is now available to buy here: Nickhernbooks.co.uk/women-centre-stage. The plays are a selection from the many that were commissioned and developed as part of our two Women Centre Stage festivals to date. Selected by Artistic Director Sue Parrish, the plays are:
How to Not Sink by Georgia Christou
In Wilderness by April De Angelis
In Chloe Todd Fordham’s The Nightclub
Fucking Feminists by Rose Lewenstein
Tituba by Winsome Pinnock
In The Road to Huntsville by Stephanie Ridings
White Lead by Jessica Siân
What is the Custom of Your Grief? by Timberlake Wertenbaker
The collection will be launched at the Hampstead Theatre on the 13th, and it's available to pre-order now on the Nick Hern website. We can't wait to see it in print!
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.
The timely revival of Winsome Pinnock's LEAVE TALKING opened at Bush Theatre on the 24th May 2018 and it is playing until the 30th June, so make sure you get over to see it. Winsome wrote a brand new piece, Tituba, for our last Women Centre Stage festival in 2016, and we look forward to working with her again in the future.
Here's an extract from her interview with Lyn Gardner in The Guardian about her experience as a black female writer, and being supported in her early career by the
“You are always finding yourself cast as a beginner, always a young writer, even though I no longer was,” she says. “There was a sense for me and my peers, other black women writers, of feeling we weren’t allowed to grow up and progress – the feeling that I constantly had to prove myself over and over, and never getting to the point when people said, ‘You can do this.’”
"Leave Taking is a beautifully observed, moving account of a second generation immigrant family navigating the familial conflicts between generations and cultures."
Read her interview with Lyn Gardner in the Guardian here.
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