Sphinx Theatre announce the programme for their upcoming festival
Posted on 1 November 2016.
Posted in: Announcements
After a sell-out first festival in 2015, Women Centre Stage returns to celebrate more and better roles for women in UK theatre with Women Centre Stage: Powerplay.
Women Centre Stage develops and commissions new work of artistic excellence, bringing together a diverse array of women from the margins into centre stage.
Sphinx continue their long standing legacy with a festival comprising of workshops taking place 14 - 16 November at The Actors Centre, and culminating in a day of performances at Hampstead Theatre on 20 November.
Workshops taking place between 14 - 16 November include Taking Centre Stage with Anna Ledwich (director of Hampstead Theatre's Labyrinth and Kiss Me), Writing the Female Protagonist with Lisa Evans, Changing Bodies with Vanessa Ewans and Equal but Different with Sphinx Associate Ros Phillips.
The Festival's Performance Day, at Hampstead Theatre 20 November, will feature six programmes throughout the day including brand new writing from leading writers, actors and companies from across the county, as well as discussions with industry professionals from leading regional theatres.
There will also be new work from critically acclaimed writers April de Angelis and Winsome Pinnock, featuring performances from leading actors Dame Janet Suzman, Kathryn Pogson and Cecilia Noble.
Other highlights include new work from award winning playwrights Tanika Gupta, Sabrina Mahfouz and Matilda Ibini, and a performance of 24 Hour Plays - a selection of new short plays written and rehearsed in 24 hours based on prominent news stories involving women from the previous week, featuring Oscar winning writer Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Olivier Award nominee Howard Brenton and critically acclaimed Vinay Patel.