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REVIEW | Domestica | Orbit Festival

“We are going to try to bore you to death,” a woman speaks deeply into a microphone as she stares blankly at the audience. Sat at a table draped in a black cloth, her eyes widen as she introduces us to the hypnotically poetic narrative. Sleepwalk Collective have created an incredibly immersive piece of theatre that explores…

REVIEW | Who Is Tahirih? | Edinburgh Fringe

“It is time for recognition of the true equality of men and women.” The story of Persian poetess, first feminist and suffrage martyr is brought to life in Delia Olam’s captivating one woman show. It is a bold and unique performance that uses music, poetry and distinct characterisation to differentiate between the different people whose lives…

REVIEW | Torch | Edinburgh Fringe

“I need to figure out who the f*ck I am without him,” the young woman smothered in glitter says whilst perched inside a toilet cubicle in a nightclub. Walking into the performance space, you are hit with the damp stench of a club, creating a truly immersive performance. Jessica Mabel Jones invites you into the toilet cubicle with…

INTERVIEW | Sonja Lawrenson | Women in Creative Industries

As a lecturer in eighteenth and nineteenth century literature at Manchester Metropolitan University, Sonja’s research centres around women’s writing from the late seventeenth century to the early nineteenth century, with a keen interest in Irish literature, eighteenth-century imperialism, Romantic Orientalism, feminist criticism and postcolonial theory. As a highly intelligent academic, Sonja talked to me about education, the feminist…

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