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Bechdel Theatre Podcast

Welcome to the first ever Bechdel Theatre Podcast! Originally created as a Twitter campaign in 2015 by Beth Watson and now a 50-minute women-in-theatre audible feast! Bechdel Theatre is directly inspired by the famous Bechdel Test which looks at gender representation in film - only now british theatre is under the microscope.
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Now displaying: May, 2019
May 29, 2019

Selina Thompson is an artist and performer based in Leeds, who has been creating autobiographical work since 2014.

 

salt. Is part of a wider body of Selina’s work looking at Black British identity. It focuses on grief, home, Afro-pessimism, the Black Atlantic, the forgetting of the UK’s colonial history and the impact that has on the daily life of Caribbean communities in the UK today.

 

Rochelle Rose is an actor and singer who is playing the role of The Woman in salt. for the show’s Royal Court run.

 

You can see salt. at the Royal Court until June 1st. We also recommend checking out Selina’s Reading List for salt. which includes books, films, music, and twitter accounts to follow.

 

Selina’s #FeministFave is Rebecca Sugar’s cartoon series Steven Universe.

 

Rochelle’s #FeministFave is her Grandmothers.

 

Beth’s #FeministFave is the TV series Pose, which is currently available to watch in the UK on BBC iPlayer.

 

Pippa’s #FeministFave is the Olympic Gold-medallist Caster Semenya. Follow and support her on twitter & instagram.

 

Selina’s show recommendations…

 

Travis Alabanza’s Burgerz (touring throughout 2019, including Edinburgh throughout August)

 

Sue MacLaine’s Vessel

 

Alexandrina Hemsley & Seke Chimutengwende’s Black Holes

 

Rachael Young’s Nightclubbing (Folkestone on June 15, then Edinburgh until August 11)

 

Demi Nandhra’s Life Is No Laughing Matter

 

Unfolding Theatre’s Hold On Let Go (Battersea Arts Centre, then Edinburgh throughout August)


Tim Etchells’ To Move In Time

 

Beth & Pippa are hosting an audience discussion after Kill Climate Deniers at The Pleasance on June 8th - use the code BECHDEL12 to get a discount ticket and join the conversation.

 

Bechdel Theatre is going to Edinburgh Fringe to record our podcast, support artists, and find shows that pass the Bechdel test with flying colours!

Support our work for £5 on GoFundMe, £3 on Ko-Fi, or $1 a month on Patreon.

May 25, 2019

 

Florence Schechter is the founder of the Vagina Museum, which will be the first ever bricks-and-mortar museum dedicated to vaginas, vulvas and the gynaecological anatomy. You can donate to the Vagina Museum's Crowdfunder Page to help them make the museum a physical reality.

 

Rejoicing At Her Wondrous Vulva The Young Woman Applauded Herself is Bella Heesom's second collaboration with director Donnacadh O'Briain and co-performer Sara Alexander. You can listen to our interview with Bella about her previous show My World Has Exploded A Little Bit in episode 2 of our podcast.

 

Florence’s #FeministFave is Second Shelf bookshop in the West End which sells rare and antiquarian books, modern first editions, ephemera, manuscripts, and rediscovered works by women.

 

Beth’s #FeministFave is Lizzo’s new album Cuz I Love You

 

Pippa’s #FeministFave is the book Fierce Femmes and Notorius Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl’s Confabulous Memoir by Kai Cheng Thom

 

Funeral Flowers Bernie Grant Arts Centre May 29 - June 1

 

Salt. Royal Court until June 1

 

Does My Bomb Look Big In This Soho Theatre until June 8

 

Yvette The Bush Theatre until June 4 & Manchester Royal Exchange June 6 - 8

 

Firecracker (First Bite) Ovalhouse June 6 - 8

 

Sweat The Gielgud June 7 - Jul 20

 

Fantabulosa! Touring outdoor festivals across England until September

 

Kill Climate Deniers The Pleasance June 4 - 28

(including a Bechdel Theatre post-show audience discussion on June 8)

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