Finding Antigone

On the Sunday rehearsal before our first performance on Wednesday, I was feeling increasingly helpless and frustrated about my acting, not sure what to do or where to go. My director was telling me not to relish the emotion too much. In my Antigone Antagone blog, I described how I’d hit a brick wall with … More Finding Antigone

Antigone & Emmeline Pankhurst: ‘The Laws that Men have Made.’

Before joining the cast of Antigone, I was playing Emmeline Pankhurst in Flourish’s Votes for Women Performance & Drama Workshops.  I became immersed in the lives and actions of  women suffrage campaigners but as the play I was creating took shape, most of my research focused on the famous suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst. As my obsession … More Antigone & Emmeline Pankhurst: ‘The Laws that Men have Made.’

Meeting ANTIGONE

A few months ago, I was invited to play Antigone in Sophocles’ play  as part of Kendal Community Theatre‘s Trouble with Women Festival. It’s not professional theatre, I won’t get paid … but who could resist the opportunity? Good experience, some valuable training and, for someone who mostly acts alone or with my puppet friends, … More Meeting ANTIGONE