Rubyyy Jones is is a Canadian-born London-based burlesque dancer, cabaret performer and theatre-maker best known as the Queen of Queerlesque. You can find out more about her upcoming appearances, and how to get involved with her courses and classes on her Facebook and Instagram pages.
Rubyyy is currently performing as part of an ensemble cast of 6 in Hole at The Royal Court. Hole is written by Ellie Kendrick, and directed by (previous podcast guests) Helen and Abi from RashDash. It’s on until January 12th.
Rubyyy’s #FeministFave is the Anti Diet Riot Club which hosts events and meet-ups, in London and the UK, that connect people struggling with diet-cycling, poor body image, and disordered eating. They spread the message of body acceptance, radical self-love and fatpositivity.
Beth’s #FeministFave this month is Afua Hirsch’s book Brit(ish).
Pippa’s #FeministFave is Ariana Grande.
Divine Proportions The Vaults until Jan 12
The Convert Young Vic until Jan 26
Nine Night Trafalgar Studios 1 Dec - 23 Feb
Head-Rot Holiday The Hope until Dec 22
Robin Hood The Watermill Theatre Newbury until Jan 5
Sleeping Beauty Theatre Royal Stratford East until Jan 12
Aladdin Hackney Empire until Jan 6
Rudolf MAC Birmingham Until December 31
Snow White and the Happy Ever After Beauty Salon Ovalhouse until Dec 30 & Theatre Royal Plymouth Jan 22 - 26
Isley Lynn is an American-born, London-based playwright and poet. Her play Skin A Cat opened at VAULT Festival in 2016, where it won Pick of the Year, and was nominated for four Off West End Awards for its transfer as inaugural production at The Bunker.
Skin A Cat’s upcoming tour dates are The Other Room Cardiff Oct 8 - 13, Stephen Joseph Theatre Scarborough Oct 19-20, and Isley’s adaptation of The War Of The Worlds (created in collaboration with Rhum and Clay) is at New Diorama London January 8-9.
Isley’s #FeministFave is the singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco.
Kingdom Camden People’s Theatre Oct 9 - 11
Come As You Are Festival touring Derby, Peterborough, Exeter, and Poole until Dec 1
Divine Proportions The Vaults until Jan 12
Medusa Nuffield Theatre Southampton Oct 11 - 13
I'm a Phoenix Bitch Battersea Arts Centre Oct 3 - 20
Skate Hard Turn Left Battersea Arts Centre Oct 9 - 13
Britney Battersea Arts Centre Oct 16 - 17
Silence Mercury Theatre Colchester Oct 12 - 20
Burgerz Oct 23 - Nov 3
White Teeth Kiln Oct 26 - Dec 22
Blacktress season Tristan Bates Theatre Oct 4 - Dec 22
It’s True, It’s True, It’s True New Diorama Theatre Oct 16 - Nov 10.
Pickle Jar Soho Theatre Oct 23 - Nov 10
Ear For Eye Royal Court Oct 25 - Nov 24
Still No Idea Royal Court Oct 31 - Nov 17
Alissa Anne Jeun Yi has written and is performing in Love Songs at Edinburgh Festival Fringe (Underbelly Cowgate, 14:40, everyday until August 26th)
Miss Venezuela Just The Tonic at The Mash House 22:10
Lisa Fa'alafi and Yami 'Rowdy' Lofvenberg are the Director and Assistant Director of Hive City Legacy: a riotous new show by a league of extraordinary Femmes Of Colour, created in association with legendary Australian performance collective Hot Brown Honey.
Hive City Legacy is at The Roundhouse until July 21.
Lisa's #FeministFave was Cocoa Butter Club, a queer cabaret collective of colour, who hold regular showcases at Her Upstairs, and are performing a show at Roundhouse after Hive City Legacy on July 20th.
Yami's #FeministFave was OSHUN, an independent Hip-Hop / Soul duo and the sonic manifestation of Afrofuturism. Their debut studio album, bittersweet vol 1, is out now.
Cherrelle Skeete is currently playing Joan in Fun Home at the Young Vic - the musical adaptation of Alison Bechdel's graphic memoir of the same name. Cherrelle previously played Char in Ella Road's The Phlebotomist at Hampstead Theatre, and originated the role of Rose Granger-Weasley in Harry Potter and The Cursed Child in the West End.
Cherrelle is a founder of Blacktress UK, an organisation which supports Black Womxn actors in the UK through regular meet ups, workshops and events. You can keep up with Blacktress on Instagram (Black Womxn only), Twitter and Facebook.
Cherrelle's #FeministFaves were poet and activist Staceyann Chin; the writing of Audre Lorde (in particular Sister Outsider and The Cancer Journals); Sista! an anthology of writing about Same Gender Loving Black Women; and All About Love: New Visions by bell hooks.
All of our recommendations for August are listed on our pre-Edinburgh blog post.
Electra The Bunker 27 Feb - 24 Mar
Frankenstein The Space until March 10
Juniper and Jules Theatre503 Mar 18 - 19
Dollywould Soho Theatre Mar 19 - Apr 14
Tina The Musical Aldwych Theatre from March 21st
The Party Somewhere Else Nottingham Playhouse Mar 20 - 24
Strike A Light Festival Gloucester City 21 - 27 Mar
Rakhee Thakrar is best known for her long-running role on Eastenders playing Shabnam Masood. Her theatre credits include: Astronauts of Hartlepool (Vaults Festival); Lalita's Big Fat Asian Wedding (Curve Leicester); Pyaar Hai (Rich Mix); Free Booze (Edinburgh Fringe)
Rakhee is currently starring in There or Here at the Park Theatre until Feb 17.
Reni Eddo-Lodge's book Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race.
Mary Beard's book Women in Power.