In 2020 Sphinx Theatre celebrated their 30th anniversary, and to mark the occasion they launched Sphinx 30 , a brand new playwright development programme designed to inspire and support 30 women writers over the course of the year. The programme included four all-day labs and workshops, and will conclude with a series of showcase events as a celebration of 30 years of Sphinx Theatre.
Women Centre Stage Symposium
Leading women in the industry met in February 2019 to discuss the cultural landscape today, and what we can do to help turn the tide towards gender equality. Hosted by Rosemary Squire DBE, with a Keynote from WOW Festival’s Artistic Director Jude Kelly OBE. Women Centre Stage Symposium was sponsored by Nick Hern Books and supported by Arts Council England and Hampstead Theatre. Our Media Partner for the event was The Stage. Other partners include: Stage Directors UK, Equity, Era 50:50, University Women in the Arts and The Writers’ Guild.
A Berlin Kabaret
Inspired by the journey of Bertolt Brecht and his collaborator, composer Hanns Eisler, from the Weimer Republic, through wartime Germany, to the damning McCarthy era of post-war America and back again, A Berlin Kabaret is an unexpected and superlative theatrical cabaret. Five-star performers sing classic songs of resistance, love and exile in a celebration of 20’s Weimar Cabaret; play with the patriotism and propaganda of the second Red Scare in America; then witness the desolation of post-war Europe and the hope that could be found in the rubble.