Sphinx Theatre Company


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Occupation Pam Gems
In London in the 1970s, PG became involved in several women's theatre collectives. With the Women's Theatre Group she helped to organize a season of plays by women staged at the Almost Free Theatre ...
Occupation Bryony Lavery
Another group she founded was the four-woman Female Trouble of 1981-2, for the performance of unscripted reviews. She has written and acted for many other groups, including Monstrous Regiment , Dramatrix , Theatre Centre (founded...
Performance of text Elaine Feinstein
EF 's best-known play, the feminist piece Lear's Daughters, written in collaboration with the Women's Theatre Group , a prequel revisioning Shakespeare 's story, was staged in London.
“Contemporary Authors”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Centre-LRC.
Performance of text Pam Gems
It premiered in London on 1 December 1998 at the Tricycle Theatre , where it was produced by the Sphinx Theatre Company , the later name of the Women's Theatre Group , with whom PG
Performance of text Bryony Lavery
BL 's multiply parodic play Her Aching Heart (written for the Women's Theatre Group ) had its first performance at the Oval House , London.
Lavery, Bryony. Plays, 1. Methuen Drama.
Performance of text Timberlake Wertenbaker
TW 's New Anatomies, produced by the Women's Theatre Group , re-opened in London after appearing at the EdinburghFestival .
Demastes, William W., editor. British Playwrights, 1956-1995. Greenwood Press.
Textual Production Bryony Lavery
BL 's The Wild Bunch was staged in London by the Women's Theatre Group , for whom she had written it.
“Bryony Lavery”. doollee.com: Playwrights.
“The Knitting Circle”. London South Bank University: Lesbian and Gay Staff Association.
Textual Production Bryony Lavery
BL 's Witchcraze, written originally for the Women's Theatre Group , has three characters (theatre cleaners) who don masks and, between them, assume nineteen historical roles of women accused of witchcraft.
Blain, Virginia et al., editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford.
Textual Production Timberlake Wertenbaker
At least four plays by TW staged this year included Breaking Through (performed by the Women's Theatre Group , for whom she began writing this year) and her comedy Case to Answer.
Hawkins-Dady, Mark et al., editors. International Dictionary of Theatre. St James Press.
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About October 1973: The Women's Theatre Group (still in being...

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About October 1973

The Women's Theatre Group (still in being as the Sphinx Theatre Company ) was founded in London as a feminist and socialist theatre group; its twin organization the Women's Theatre Company proved short-lived.

1978: Melissa Murray's play Belisha Beacon was...

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Melissa Murray 's playBelisha Beacon was produced and performed by the Pirate Jenny theatre group, in the same year as two more plays by her, one solo and one collaborative.

September-November 2005: An exhibition at the National Theatre in...

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September-November 2005

An exhibition at the National Theatre in London, Flogging the Jewels, celebrated thirty years of the company now called Sphinx (formerly the Women's Theatre Group).


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