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June 24, 2022

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“ADELINA” AT UEA SHOWCASE

ADELINA: The true story of Queen Victoria’s favourite superstar soprano, who ignited a sex scandal by abandoning a brutish husband for her leading man: bold theatre with opera music about a woman’s right to find her own voice and make her own story. It’s a brand new thing: a play with opera music! See the […]

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May 16, 2022

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Damselfly at Sherman Theatre Cardiff

  a life and death tale of farmers, fertilisers and fairies, with a Shakespearean twist What an honour that on 29 April Sherman Theatre Cardiff staged a script-in-hand performance of my play Damselfly about water pollution and the loss of precious wildlife, through one Welsh woman’s fight to halt a polluting intensive chicken farm, with […]

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March 27, 2022

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Salma Yusuf’s poem for Ukraine

    We are not numbers by Salma Yusuf My friend Salma wrote this brilliant poem and read it at the UEA Ukraine fundraiser where my play was performed last Thursday.  

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March 22, 2022

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My play in response to the war in Ukraine: Three Mothers in March 2022

What is the use of writing a play in response to the war? Well, it allowed me to deal with some of the overwhelming sense of grief and impotence, and it will be performed as part of a fundraiser for Ukraine at UEA where I’m currently studying. It won’t help to stop the war, but […]

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December 6, 2020

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The Man Who Discovered Egypt – yet again!

Wednesday 9 December on BBC4  23.00 (11pm) The Man was Flinders Petrie, an eccentric Brit who set off to measure the Egyptian pyramids, and went on to establish the theory and practice of modern archaeology. Clips available here https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01f13f4  Presenter Chris Naunton, Exec Producer Christina Macauley, and none of us can remember how many times […]

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November 25, 2019

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My New York Lincoln Center Bastards Q+A

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcypKzDtg1c Someone just sent me this link to post screening Q+A back in 2014 – I didn’t realise it was online – thanks!  

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April 11, 2019

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TOP WOMEN LAWYERS SPEAK UP

I am currently working with my old friend and BBC mentor Angela Holdsworth, on a collection of video biographies of women lawyers. The First Hundred Years project celebrates the centenary of women entering the legal profession in 1919, following the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act. It’s been a great pleasure to interview some of the most […]

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March 27, 2015

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Bastards touring Turkey

Delighted to report that Bastards  has been selected by two Turkish women’s film festivals, the International Filmmor Women’s Film Festival on Wheels, and the Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival in Ankara in May. Filmmor started 12 years ago “by women and for women” with the words “women make movies”, sets out on its journey […]

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March 2, 2015

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Bastards in Nottingham, The Hague, Haverfordwest, Salisbury and Ankara

Bastards continues to enjoy screenings in the UK and around the world. Two screenings on International Women’s Day, and more coming up …. Sunday 8 March     Broadway Cinema, Nottingham, UK Sunday 8 March     Arab Women’s Film Festival in The Hague, Holland Thursday 12 March    Pembrokeshire Women’s Festival in Haverfordwest, UK Wednesday 25 March   Salisbury Arts […]

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September 11, 2014


RED CARPET & RAUNCHY SCENES AT RUSSIAN FESTIVAL OF MUSLIM CINEMA

On the thirteenth anniversary of 9/11 it’s a good moment to report on the interfaith haven that is the International Festival of Muslim Cinema, taking place now in Kazan, the capital of the Russian republic of Tatarstan. Whatever the fearsome history of the Tatars (whom we know as the bloodthirsty Tartars) their republic is now […]

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