Women Centre Stage
TIckets for todays event can be brought in person at the Hampstead Theatre Box Office between 11.15am - 20.30pm- 20th of November 2016.
Unmissable - Leading UK Actors and Playwrights join Sphinx Theatre for Women Centre Stage: Power Play Festival
The Festival Box Office at Hampstead Theatre will open at 11.15 am on the Festival Day (this Sunday the 20th of November) where remaining tickets will be on-sale if shows have not already sold out. Follow our Twitter and Facebook for updates on sales and shows.
Tickets available now online via http://www.womencentrestage.co.uk/tickets
The Festival performance day will be taking place all day at Hampstead Theatre on the 20th of November. Join Sphinx's star cast including, Janet Suzman, Ann Mitchell, Stella Gonet, Beatie Edney, Maggie Steed, Cecilia Noble and Kathryn Pogson. PLUS plays starring Anita Joy Uwajeh, Yvette Boakye, Ronke Adekoloujo, Kathryn O'Reilly, Agni Scott, Jeany Sparks, Chetna Pandya, Claire Louise Cordwell and many more.
With new writing from top UK playwrights; Rebecca Lenkiewicz, April De Angelis, Charlene James, Winsome Pinnock, Howard Brenton and Vinay Patel. Also featuring new work by GRAEAE Theatre Company, Battleface by Sabrina Mahfouz and A Perfect Match by Tanika Gupta.
Don't miss the In Conversation: Changing the Cultural Landscape; Sarah Crompton former Arts Editor in Chief at the Telegraph hosting with playwright Timberlake Wertenbaker, Suzanne Bell - New Writing Associate at Royal Exchange Theatre and Elizabeth Newman -Artistic Director of the Octagon Theatre who join our panel to discuss how to improve gender equality in theatre.
Save over £20.00 and get a festival day pass or buy individual programme tickets from just £8.00. Get tickets now http://www.womencentrestage.co.uk/tickets
This Festival aims to generate more and better roles for women in UK theatre. Research by The Guardian and The Stage in 2014 showed that female characters represented less than 25% of main-stage parts in UK theatre, with the number of female directors and writers creating work for main-stage venues consistently below 40% over the last two decades. Women Centre Stage Festival was initiated by Sphinx Theatre – a company with 40 years’ experience campaigning for gender equality – to bring together artists, venues, commissioners and funders in expanding the range of women’s roles.
“The festival encourages writers to think women into the centre of their stories, to ascribe them agency and to create significant relationships between female characters.”
April de Angelis
“It's almost a century since women won the vote yet inequality still prevails. Women are vastly underrepresented in theatre; Sphinx's festival will be a fantastic and essential celebration of the female mind and voice.”
“The Women Centre Stage Festival will present innovative and exciting leading female protagonists to a diverse audience that are ready to listen.”
“It is excellent news for the gender equality of our theatre culture that the Women Centre Stage Festival is returning this year with even greater vigour to provoke, nourish and inspire. It is a crucial voice in an important conversation."
"This is Russian roulette theatre-making on a high wire!”
Howard Brenton on the 24 Hour Plays