‘Dismantle capitalism and overturn the patriarchy’: Why The Writer is more than just a #MeToo play

Published in The Independent on April 24, 2018

The Writer opens with a crackling interaction between a young woman and an older man. He’s a director, she’s a writer. He has the power – and he’s turned on by the commercial potential of her rage. Continue reading “‘Dismantle capitalism and overturn the patriarchy’: Why The Writer is more than just a #MeToo play”

Anne-Marie Duff: ‘People want to watch interesting women characters’

Published in The Independent on October 12, 2016

Anne-Marie Duff is seeing oil everywhere. Gesturing around a rehearsal room at the Almeida theatre in north London, where she’s starring in a new play, she points out how every plastic pot in which we buy fruit, every disposable coffee cup out of which we drink and even the laminated surfaces of the table in front of us were made using oil. And we’re running out. Continue reading “Anne-Marie Duff: ‘People want to watch interesting women characters’”