In the past, the entertainment industry was dominated by males. The directors, actors, and the other important people responsible for making movies or plays were all men. But now things have changed.
We now have women directors, actresses playing the leading roles, and even female artists working behind the camera. In theatres, women’s power is evident. Here are some female-led theatres in the UK that you should know about.
She has directed the famous play William Shakespeare’s Hamlet’ and is one of the first female directors to do so. She has also directed Ella Hickson’s ‘The Winter’ and other plays like ‘The Winter’s Tale.’ The plays she has directed so far have received good reviews.
Actress Maxine Peake is now playing as one of the lead performers in the play ‘Queens of the Coal Age’ at the Royal Exchange Theatre. She has been praised for her wonderful work. The theatres today need strong female performers like her who can give more life to the plays.
This theatre personality brings a young perspective to the play ‘Julie’ through her adaptation of this 1888 Strindberg tragedy. You will see the play from a feminist point of view. Many such plays are often written by men, and they put on their perspectives on things and issues. But this time you will see how a woman thinks.
She brought the feminist revision of the musical ‘Company’. In this play, you will see a single woman trying to handle three boyfriends and decide her life. Here the director nicely portrays how a woman in their mid-thirties feel while struggling with their relationships and the decisions they have to take.
These strong female leaders in theatre will lead the way to the newcomers in this industry. We will see examples of more women’s power in theatres in the future.