Hang debbie tucker green Royal Court Theatre

Provocative and challenging questions about the world we inhabit today are a signature trait of debbie tucker green’s theatre. What if we lived in a country without enough life-saving medicine for the treatment of Aids, she asks in Stoning Mary. Or, how come the lives of so many young Black teenage boys get cut short … Continue reading

Caryl Churchill Event at the National Theatre

Caryl Churchill In Context at the National Theatre Caryl Churchill In Context Tuesday 26 May, 2-5pm Cottesloe Room, Clore Learning Centre £20 (£15 concessions) Explore the work of celebrated playwright Caryl Churchill. Caryl Churchill is one of the UK’s most exciting and influential playwrights, known for groundbreaking plays such as Top Girls, Serious Money, Cloud … Continue reading

Made in Dagenham (Musical)

I just made it! The musical Made in Dagenham closed on Saturday after a run of just six months. Those behind the show blame the economics of mounting a new musical. I’ve searched on line for whispers as to whether the incongruity of a West End musical about feminism might also be a factor in … Continue reading

How to Hold Your Breath – Zinnie Harris

Woman sleeps with the devil (possibly). That is how Zinnie Harris’ latest play, How to Hold Your Breath, now completing its premiere run at the Royal Court Theatre, opens. We have been here before: Caryl Churchill’s Vinegar Tom (1976) set in seventeenth-century England begins with a post-coital encounter between a young, single mother and a … Continue reading

Monologues for Women and Sarah Daniels

Methuen recently commissioned me to write an introduction for a new edition of Sarah Daniels’ Masterpieces, a play which debuted in 1983 and in which Daniels dramatized her politically provocative and powerful radical-feminist critique of pornography. Coming back to Masterpieces I was forcibly struck by the way in which over thirty years later the issue … Continue reading