Theatre

Theatre

I am a playwright. I show
What I have seen.
In the man markets
I have seen how men are traded. That
I show, I, the playwright.

Bertolt Brecht

Red Ladder Theatre Company
Monday, 26 August 2019 13:21

Theatre for the many, not the few

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Sam Swann discusses how theatre is owned, funded and influenced by elites, and calls for a far more challenging, radical and diverse theatre Most theatres have fundraising events for donors, maybe BP, maybe Goldman Sachs, and other assorted wealthy individuals to booze and schmooze with the theatre’s staff. They donate…
One Night in Miami
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 12:49

One Night in Miami

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Luna Williams reviews One Night in Miami, recently on at the Home Theatre, Manchester The first time I read the synopsis for Kemp Powers’ One Night in Miami, I was stunned. On the evening of 25th February 1964, Cassius Clay (soon to become Muhammad Ali) had just beaten Sonny Liston…
The theatre, the working class and the need for revolution
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Sunday, 18 November 2018 18:56

The theatre, the working class and the need for revolution

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Ed Edwards is interviewed by Mike Quille about his career, his play The Political History of Smack and Crack, about the theatre generally these days, and about the need 'for a deep, uncompromising revolutionary movement based on the interests of the poorest and most marginalised people'. MQ: Can you tell…
Badass Jewish women: Chanukah Lewinsky, 120 Years from Grodno
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Wednesday, 07 November 2018 13:19

Badass Jewish women: Chanukah Lewinsky, 120 Years from Grodno

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Reuben Bard-Rosenberg reviews Chanukah Lewinsky: 120 Years from Grodno Last week, a sell-out crowd at JW3 in London was treated to an unusual performance by up-and-coming performance artist Dex Grodner. As the lights dimmed, Chanukah Lewinsky appeared on-stage, and began to rearrange her bags and suitcases. It was 1890 Russia,…
Burning Books
Tuesday, 09 October 2018 13:15

Burning Books

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There will be a performance of “Burning Books” at Quorn Grange Hotel, Loughborough, Leics., on 23rd November. Jess Green’s most recent story of protest, teaching and what is happening in today’s schools has struck a chord with many, and we hope that you are able to come along. Ask yourself,…
The Political History of Smack and Crack: thrills, spills and the need for revolution
Sunday, 19 August 2018 23:04

The Political History of Smack and Crack: thrills, spills and the need for revolution

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Ed Edwards contributes an essay on the political background to his brilliant new play, after a short review by Mike Quille. The Review: An outstanding dramatisation of the social consequences of neoliberal capitalism on young men and women by Mike Quille There have been many stimulating plays with political themes…
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