Tag Archives: sexism

The Antipodes, National Theatre

Is this a great time to tell stories, shedding light in dark times? Or is it an impossible task? That’s the loose premise of Annie Baker’s wilfully elusive new piece, featuring the brainstorming session from hell – or possibly about hell, … Continue reading

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9 to 5 the Musical, Savoy Theatre

In a programme interview, Patricia Resnick – writer of both the original 1980 film and this 2008 musical adaptation – notes that Jane Fonda wanted to convey a political message about workplace sexism, but realised couching it in comedy would make it more … Continue reading

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BWW Interview: Natalie McQueen

The actress discusses channelling Dolly Parton in 9 to 5 the Musical. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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Girls & Boys, Royal Court

“It just seems to be a thing that we do, this incomprehensible violence thing.” So says the narrator of Dennis Kelly’s new one-woman play, performed in a staggering tour-de-force from Carey Mulligan. She’s been reflecting on an American mass shooting … Continue reading

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Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again., Shoreditch Town Hall

I hope there’s a time when we don’t feel that Alice Birch’s bold, blackly funny, uncompromising battle cry of a play is a necessary intervention. A time when we’re not reeling from – among many others – sexist Olympics commentary, … Continue reading

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Made in Dagenham, Adelphi Theatre

Labour disputes has proved a fruitful West End topic, from Billy Elliot and The Full Monty to The Pyjama Game, and this new addition is keen to follow in their picket-lined footsteps. It has strong creative pedigree, too, with a … Continue reading

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