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The Guilty Feminist

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Wednesday 13 March, 7.30pm

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

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‘Hilarious, irreverent, eternally surprising, classy as hell, genius

Phoebe Waller-Bridge,
The Guardian

Synopsis

Ever felt like you should be better at feminism? 

Join comedian Deborah Frances-White for her comedy podcast, recorded in front of a live audience. Each episode, Deborah and her guests discuss their noble goals as 21st-century feminists and the paradoxes and insecurities that undermine them. The podcast has become a phenomenon with over 50 million downloads.

Deborah Frances-White is a stand-up comedian whose BBC Radio 4 series won The Writers Guild Award for Best Radio Comedy. Her book, The Guilty Feminist, is a Sunday Times Best Seller and she has made appearances on Have I Got News For You, Mock the Week and The News Quiz. She is a screenwriter whose first feature film, Say My Name, is produced by Electric Entertainment.

The Guilty Feminist at the Globe

This episode, recorded in the intimate, candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, coincides with the Globe’s production of Richard II, which features the first ever company of women of colour in a Shakespeare play on a major UK stage, and also the opening of Emilia in the West End.

Emilia is Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s ‘extraordinarily rousing new play’ (The Independent) about Emilia Bassano, one of England’s first published female poets. It premiered at the Globe last summer and transfers to the Vaudeville Theatre in March with an all-female cast, creative and producing team.

As we also mark the 400th anniversary of the death of Richard Burbage, one of the Globe’s most famous actors and William Shakespeare’s close collaborator, this episode will celebrate the role played by women, and particularly women of colour, as the custodians of Shakespeare.