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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Debbie Korley: “We’re Telling Stories of Our Ancestors” by Emma Bentley

Often, retellings of slavery are depicted in horrendous, gratuitous ways for the benefit of a white, guild-ridden audience. The RSC are about to stage The Whip which aims to relay this narra…

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Sunday, January 26, 2020

Emma Bentley: I’m So Vain by Emma Bentley

In the fourth of multi-talented AYT writer, Emma Bentley’s series of very personal articles, she talks about believing, as many of us do, that she needs to look a certain way to get an act…

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Sunday, December 22, 2019

Emma Bentley: I Think I’m Done With Scratch Nights by Emma Bentley

In the third of multi-talented AYT writer, Emma Bentley’s series of very personal articles, she talks about the pros and cons of doing scratch nights. But is she done with them completely?…

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Three Sisters: “This Isn’t Just a Nigerian or an African History. It’s a British one as well” by Emma Bentley

Returning to her old work place, Emma Bentley watches the rehearsals of Three Sisters at the National Theatre and hears from Writer and Director, Inua Ellams and Nadia Fall about adapting on…

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Sunday, November 24, 2019

Emma Bentley: Comparing Yourself to Others is a Waste of Energy by Emma Bentley

In the second of multi-talented AYT writer Emma Bentley’s series of very personal articles, she talks about feeling overwhelmingly jealous of her peers and whether it actually matters if y…

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Saturday, November 2, 2019

It’s Like Every Other Thing Has Been Tailored to Your Whiteness by Emma Bentley

Emma Bentley talks to three actor friends who are sick of the inherent racism they face day after day when auditioning for jobs and often before they even get in the room. If you think you…

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Emma Bentley: ‘Finding the Perfect Side Hustle’ by Emma Bentley

Being a creative, whilst doing other jobs in order to survive is hard. As part of a new series, multi-talented AYT writer, Emma Bentley talks about her experiences in a thoughtful and often,…

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Friday, October 4, 2019

Cressida Peever on Red Palace: “It’s not that we’ve become sexier in our interests” by Emma Bentley

Emma Bentley talks with Writer, Cressida Peever about Shotgun Carousel’s new immersive, dining experience, the necessity of safe spaces and giving audience members the opportunity to be no…

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Isobel McArthur: “Jane Austen wouldn’t have been able to write this book without servants” by Emma Bentley

Approaching one of Austen’s most celebrated stories with some snobbery, Isobel McArthur decided there was only one way to tell Pride & Prejudice. Emma Bentley finds out more. Maybe, li…

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Charlotte Josephine: “You’re allowed to have your own individual reaction to the work” by Emma Bentley

Charlotte Josephine is back and taking their new play, Pops to Edinburgh. Emma Bentley sits down with them to chat about being stupidly busy and that when it comes to our mental health, we…

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Francesca Forristal on Oddball: “If I want to die there are quicker ways to do that” by Emma Bentley

Emma Bentley talks to Francesca Forristal about her solo show, Oddball which aims to remove the stereotypes surrounding eating disorders and a ‘hero’ narrative. Expect some comedy. “Lo…

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Monday, June 10, 2019

Emilia: West End Not Ready for Clever Women? by Emma Bentley

Like many of us, Emma Bentley was not happy to see Emilia close early. Here, she ponders why: bad ticket sales? bad marketing? The white men at the ‘top’? When something ends early it’…

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Saturday, June 1, 2019

Prasanna Puwanarajah: “I Want to Pull People in Who Have a Question About Theatre” by Emma Bentley

Emma Bentley talks to Director, Prasanna Puwanarajah about his new graphic novel inspired show at the RSC, working with ‘cool’ people and battling to make theatre more open for young peo…

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Jonah York: “It’s about letting people go” by Emma Bentley

Emma Bentley talks to Jonah York in advance of his Brighton Fringe show, My Fern Flower about grief, plying people with instruments and awaiting his Grandma’s feedback. Jonah York could ea…

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Saturday, March 30, 2019

Snapper Theatre: “We Keep Ending Up at Venues That Really Care About Artists” by Emma Bentley

Emma Bentley talks to the three women that form Snapper Theatre. They discuss the hugely successful, Thomas, ensuring representation is always key and their latest, Hear Me Out. It’s inte…

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Monday, March 25, 2019

Diary Monkeys and House Seat Wranglers: Are we ‘true’ artists? by Emma Bentley

As a Front of House worker, Emma Bentley isn’t happy about Rupert Goold’s tweet. Here, she discusses how staff might be able to do a job that pays their bills, whilst networking effectiv…

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Monday, February 18, 2019

Barbara Matijević: “You’d think that as a performer it’s almost automatic when they press play” by Emma Bentley

We talk with Barbara Matijević and Lewys Holt in the run up to their solo shows at The Place about working on your own and whether more ‘radical’ forms of dance will trickle int…

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Oh, you’re doing THAT SHOW again? by Emma Bentley

As she revives her 2015 Feminist solo show, writer and performer, Emma Bentley asks when a good time to revive is. Or, when should you finally put it to bed? I thought I performed the final …

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