theatre

Flicking the V sign

For 17 years, Eve Ensler's episodic triple-header The Vagina Monologues has been shocking and entertaining audiences all around the globe. Jane Duffus checks in with the show in Bristol ...

A female Pope

Pope Joan tells a medieval story of rising through the Catholic Church's ranks by presenting as a man. Shoshana Devora struggles to find depth in this play and is confused by the characterisation ...

Guest post: The power of protest

With a memorial planned for the 200th anniversary in August 2019, The Peterloo Massacre is an atrocity that should never be forgotten. This guest post from J. T. Rattray reflects on an edition of The Culture Show about Maxine Peake's performance of Shelley's landmark poem on Peterloo at Manchester's International Festival last month ...

Shoulder to shoulder

Oxygen celebrates the pilgrimage of women who marched for six weeks from Lands Ends to Hyde Park for the largest ever suffrage rally. Jane Duffus finds it to be a breath of fresh air ...