The Father

The Father by August Strindberg, new version by Laurie Slade. Belgrade Theatre, Coventry. 31st March – 14th April 2012. Directed by Joe Harmston. As a follow-up to Nora, I went to see The Father on Thursday with some of the lovely Coventry Feminist Culture Club women. The relationship between these two contrasting plays is fascinating and I’m glad the Belgrade […]

Warwick students raise over £1k for rape charity

A student production of The Vagina Monologues has raised over £1,000 for Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (CRASAC). The play, written by American writer and activist Eve Ensler, is produced annually by Warwick Anti-Sexism Society (WASS) since 2008. This year’s three performances saw a combined audience turnout of around 230 people, raising a grand total of […]

Mary Shelley

Last night I saw Shared Experience‘s production of Mary Shelley at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. I’ve read Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein three times in the last six years, since I was 16, and I’ve long been fascinated by the life of its 19 year old author. I have a recurring daydream of what it must have been […]

Nora: out of the Doll’s House?

Nora, stage version by Ingmar Bergman, adapted from Henrik Ibsen’s famously feminist play A Doll’s House. Belgrade Theatre, Coventry. 28th January – 18th February 2012. Directed by Patricia Benecke. The first cultural outing of the newly-formed Coventry Feminist Culture Club was to the Thursday 16th February performance of Nora, followed by a post-show discussion with the director and […]