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gender equality

When Glenda Jackson plays King Lear or Michelle Terry plays Hamlet, it seems paradoxical that they are eligible for best female performance in annual...

What’s in a name? When I asked my Facebook colleagues the question: “Wardrobe mistress or wardrobe master – is it time to put away...

Actors including Amanda Abbington, Ricky Gervais, Frances Barber and Mark Gatiss have lent their support to a new campaign demanding more and better acting...

When diversity quotas were discussed 10 years ago, most people I spoke to – including those engaged in actively pursuing improved representation in the...

Kwame Kwei-Armah has claimed that Britain's political theatre climate is in "great shape" because Brexit and the Me Too movement have "awoken a generation"...

Now playing Emma Clarke, the first black professional female footballer, in Offside, a play by poets Hollie McNish and Sabrina Mahfouz, Diouf tells Simon...

Women are least represented in top roles among the biggest arts organisations, with male dominance increasing in line with company size, new analysis has...

Gender inequality in the arts can only be solved with "direct intervention" such as quotas, leading campaigners have claimed. Women's rights organisation the Fawcett Society...

Director Marianne Elliott and actor Rosalie Craig have called for more lead roles for older women in "predominantly male theatre". Craig argued that a lack...
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