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.
‘Men, who forgetting they were born of women, nourished of women, and if they were not of the means of women, they would be quite extinguished out of the world, and a final end of them all; do like vipers deface the wombs wherein they were bred.’ - Emilia Bassano, To the Vertuous Reader
"Meet Emilia Bassano: poet, mother, feminist and Shakespeare’s reputed muse.
In 1611 Emilia wrote a volume of radical, feminist and subversive poetry, and the first published collection of poetry written by a woman in England.
The little we know of Emilia is restricted to the possibility that she may have been the ‘Dark Lady’ of Shakespeare’s Sonnets. In our new play, Emilia, our all-female cast will tell the story of this exceptional woman who outlived all the men the history books tethered her to.
Playing in the Globe Theatre, 10 August – 1 September."
Watch a video of the rehearsal process here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxoa1guxpdU&t=11s
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