May’s Theatre by Women

People something incroyable has happened.  Something I never expected.  One of my “Producers take my money” wishes CAME TRUE!  The Park Theatre are putting on a new play by Paula Vogel, which I asked for LAST MONTH. (Field trip anybody?) (Obviously, this is a sign that I have developed some kind of mutation, a la the X-Men, and the question is…should I now use my powers for good, or for EVIL? And how come I can’t work this mojo on my own behalf, huh?)

This month in “Theatre Producers – TAKE MY MONEY”: Kirsten Greenidge’s Luck of the Irish was a big hit in the States a few years ago – and it references ANOTHER classic play by a woman, A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry (which, frankly, could also do with a revival *hint hint*)

Shows by Women: 22
Shows in Total: 218
Percentage: 10%

Continuing from April

The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie (St Martin’s Theatre, till forever)
Mamma Mia by Catherine Johnson (Novello Theatre, also till forever)
A Taste of Honey, Shelagh Delaney (National Theatre, till 11 May)
Glasshouse, Kate Tempest, (Albany Theatre, 5 Feb-18 May)
Pests, Vivienne Franzmann, (ROyal Court, 27 Mar-4 May)
Handbagged, by Moira Buffini (Vaudeville Theatre, till 2 Aug)
Orpheus, by Little Bulb Theatre (BAC, till 17 May) GO SEE THIS IT IS AMAZING AND LOVELY AND WILL MAKE YOUR LIFE BETTER
The Believers, Bryony Lavery/Frantic Assembly, (Tricycle, 22 Apr-24 May)
Our Country’s Good, by Timberlake Wertenbaker, (Trinity Buoy Whard, 23 Apr-3 May)
New:
Fleabag, Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Soho Theatre, till 25 May)
Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be, Frank Norman, Lionel Bart and Joan LIttlewood (Theatre Royal Stratford East, 8 May – 8 June)
In The Heights, Quiara Alegria Hudes and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Southwark Playhouse, 9 May – 7 June)
Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief, Paula Vogel, (Park Theatre, 14 May – 8 June)
This May Hurt a Bit, Stella Feehilly, (St James Theatre, 12 May-21 Jun)
Hotel, Polly Stenham (NT Shed, 31 May-2 Aug)
New Plays from South Africa: After 20 Years of Democracy: including ‘All Who Pass’ by Amy Jephta (Royal Court, 16 May)
The Island Nation, Christine Bacon, (Royal Festival Hall, 17 May)
Alice, Lewis Caroll & Poppy Burton-Morgan, (V&A, 15 May-28 Jun)
The After-Dinner Joke, Caryl Churchill, Orange Tree Theatre, (21 May-7 Jun)
Circles, Rachel De-lahay, (Tricycle, 27 May-14 Jun)
Character, Florence Vincent, (Selkirk Pub, 1-17 May)
Paula’s Story, Paula Rees, (Chickenshed, till 17 May)

*I would like to extend a personal thank you to the Yard theatre for taking what may have been The Most Irritating blurb ever off their TimeOut ads – I was starting to have a Pavlovian reaction to it, so the removal is very much appreciated.

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