Women’s Theatre in the 1970s and 1980s




Edited highlights from our interviews with key practitioners active in Women’s Theatre in the 1970s and 1980s. Extracts are organised to follow a rough chronology of the development of the work from the late 1960s through to the mid 1980s and include recollections of:

>Vagina Rex and the Gas Oven at the Arts Lab, Drury Lane
>The Women’s Theatre Season at the Almost Free
>The 1977 Women’s Festival at Action Space (now Drill Hall)
>The emergence of women’s voices in theatre
>Theatre collectives
>Belt and Braces, Black Theatre Co-op, Bloomers, Female Trouble, Gay Sweatshop, Monstrous Regiment, Moving Parts, Mrs Worthington’s Daughters, People Show, Sadista Sisters, Spare Tyre, Women’s Street Theatre Group and Women’s Theatre Group

Interviewees: Jude Alderson, Sheila Allen, Kate Crutchley, Anne Engel, Bryony Lavery, Ruth Mackenzie, Natasha Morgan, Julie Parker, Eileen Pollock, Jacqueline Rudet, Adele Salem, Lily Susan Todd and Michelene Wandor

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