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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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Apr 22, 2019

This episode was sponsored by Stagedoor.

 Lyn Gardner is the critic for the Stagedoor app. In the past she has written theatre reviews for The Guardian, The Stage and The Independent. She also writes children’s novels.

 

Ava Wong Davies writes about theatre for Exeunt Magazine, The Stage, and on her own blog. Her debut as a playwright: i will still be whole (when you rip me in half) was at VAULT Festival this year.

 

Read what Lyn wrote about Ava’s play i will still be whole (when you rip me in half) on Stagedoor, and Pippa’s piece of embedded criticism about the play on our blog.

 

Ava's #FeministFave was her friend Eve Allin, who writes about theatre, art and music.

Lyn's #FeministFave was American poet and essayist Adrienne Rich.

 

Audience #FeministFaves were:

Jasmine Paris - a runner who became the first woman to win the 268 mile ultra-marathon Spine Race while breastfeeding.

Carol Christ - an academic who writes about women in religion and Goddess Feminism.

Claudia Jones - the Trinidad-born political activist and community leader who founded Notting Hill Carnival.

 

Beth’s #FeministFave was art critic duo The White Pube.

Pippa #FeministFave was menstrual product activist Amika George.

 

Recommendations...

 

Dismantle this Room Royal Court Apr 6 - 27

White Pearl Royal Court May 10 - Jun 15

Salt Royal Court May 14 - Jun 1

A Piece of The Continent The Actor’s Centre until Apr 27

I’m Here, Where Are You? Cambridge Junction Apr 26 - 27

Out Of Water Orange Tree Theatre Apr 27 - Jun 1

Rebel Season The Albany Apr 11 - Jun 1

Funeral Flowers The Bunker Apr 15 - May 4

Fuck You Pay Me The Bunker May 7 - 19

A Life Sentence at Cat's Back Theatre (Wandsworth Arts Festival) May 5 - 6

Ad Libido Soho Theatre May 7 - 11

Rejoicing At Her Wondrous Vulva The Young Woman Applauded Herself Ovalhouse

May 9 - 25

The Party Somewhere Else Nottingham Playhouse May 14 - 18

Calm Down Dear Camden People’s Theatre from May 27

Rotterdam on tour to locations including: Oxford, Manchester, Eastbourne, Southampton, Birmingham until Jun 22

The Amber Trap Theatre503 Apr 24 - May 18

J'Ouvert Theatre503  May 29 - Jun 22

 

 

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