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The Pit And The Pendulum, Omnibus Theatre, Clapham

Adaptor: Christopher York based on a short story by Edgar Allen Poe. Reviewer: Sophia Moss “I am a cross between Prince and Batman”, says a young woman who kneels with her back to us, a white hijab trailing over her shoulder and onto the ground. She faces a rectangular screen, which reminds one of an iPhone 7, and it shows ...

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Women Like You – Phoenix, Exeter

Writer: Lucy Hirst and Katherine Stevens Director: Lucy Hirst and Katherine Stevens Reviewer: Georgie Bird This enjoyable and engaging feminist two piece begins with the minimal staging of a bedsit. The walls are constructed out of bin liners and vines cover everything creating a feeling of abandonment, echoing the environment of a prison or someone that lives a very reclusive ...

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3 Women –Trafalgar Studios, London

Writer: Katy Brand Director: Michael Yale Reviewer: Christie-Luke Jones 3 Women is writer Katy Brand’s at-times bitingly funny take on feminism and women’s rights, told through the eyes of a grandmother (Anita Dobson), a mother (Debbie Chazen), and a daughter (Maisie Richardson-Sellers). On the eve of her wedding, 40-something Suzanne (Chazen) finds herself plonked in a plush hotel suite with ...

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Locker Room Talk – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Gary McNair Director: Orla O’Loughlin Reviewer: Dominic Corr Words have magnificent power. Some of us try to make careers from them, quite often though many of us use them to wound. Dusting off the classic; “the pen is mightier than the sword”, these words are the force behind the pen. With titular inspiration by Donald Trump and now following ...

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The Belle’s Stratagem – Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

people in regency dress dancing

Writer: Hannah Cowley Adaptation: Tony Cowie Director: Tony Cowie Reviewer: Dominic Corr Originally conceived in the late seventeen hundreds, Hannah Cowley's The Belle Stratagem is a sublime comedy of manners. Taking every pre- and ill-conceived notion one may have about a woman and giving it a good slap across the chops. Adapted for the Royal Lyceum we are no longer in ...

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Whalebone – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

one woman two men leaning on each other

Writer: Devised by the company Reviewer: Chloe St George Though this might be your first mute-man-in-a-corset-with-a-compact-umbrella of the Fringe so far, his awkward fumblings, trying to please and wondering how to hold himself, are instantly familiar. This is where Whalebone excels: presenting recognisable situations in an original format. As far as originality goes, the words 'narrated by a talking vagina' ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: My Feminist Boner – The Warren Studio 3

Sarah Blanc in My Feminist Boner

Writer: Sarah Blanc Director: Sarah Blanc Reviewer: Sophie Huggins Wrapped in a leopard print dressing gown, with toes glistening in red nail varnish and a masked head deep in a steam machine, Sarah Blanc, as herself, puts the crazy in modern day beauty crazes in this delightfully spirited comedy. “I’m not a feminist I’m more a middle of the road ...

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The Tenant of Wildfell Hall – York Theatre Royal

Writer: Deborah McAndrew Based on a novel by: Anne Bronte Director: Elizabeth Newman Designer: Amanda Stoodley Reviewer: Ron Simpson Not before time, Anne Bronte is being rescued from her position as the “third” sister in every way, the one who, in Lip Service’s Bronte parody, Withering Looks, has just popped out for a cup of sugar. In fact, her novels ...

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