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The Other Place At The RSC
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Scarlett Brookes and Ruth Gemmell in Abi Zakarian's This is Not an Exit © Topher McGrillis

A summer festival of short plays by women addresses contemporary gender politics at the Royal Shakespeare Company

Blog post By Catherine Love  on What’s On Stage • 30 June 2014 • Stratford-upon-Avon

There’s a small revolution brewing in Stratford-upon-Avon. An unlikely sentence, perhaps, but under the galvanising leadership of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s deputy artistic director Erica Whyman (read my interview with her here), something is beginning to shift. To mark the 40th anniversary of The Other Place, the alternative studio theatre set up by Buzz Goodbody, and to act as a counterpoint to the RSC’s main season, Whyman has programmed a festival of female-led short plays and discussions. It’s work that feels urgent, exploratory and even, in certain moments, charged with radical zeal.

Staged in a temporary space housed within the Courtyard Theatre… read more