Abba Museum – Stockholm

The Abba Museum is a relatively recent addition to the Museum district in Stockholm (it opened in May 2013) – so recent in fact that it could do with just a few more signposts. But follow in the tracks of the female-friendly groups as my daughter and I did on our visit in September and … Continue reading

From Morocco – Hadda, Schizophrenia and Larmes au Khol

(Larmes au Khol ) I’ve recently returned from a trip to Morocco where I attended the annual, June conference organised by Professor Khalid Amine, President of the Tangier-based International Centre for Performance Studies (ICPS). It’s the second time I’ve been able to attend this conference; on both occasions I experienced this as a culturally valuable … Continue reading

Post-postfeminism?: Amelia Bullmore’s Di and Viv and Rose (2011), April De Angelis’s Jumpy (2011) and The Awkward Squad by Karin Young’

I recently had an article with the above title published in the theatre journal The Contemporary Theatre Review. The publishers have informed me that I can offer 50 ‘free views’ of this article on ‘my social media’. It should appeal to those interested in recent plays in the UK that are either ‘about’ or concerned … Continue reading

Theatre as Voice (a guest blog by Emily Jones)

This is a guest post by Emily Jones, a third year Theatre student at Lancaster. Emily originally wrote this for a half-day Gender and Women’s Studies seminar which I co- organised with a colleague Anne Cronin (from Sociology) entitled ‘Is the Personal Still Political?: Young Women and Sexualisation’. The impetus for this seminar was our … Continue reading