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Review: MACHINAL, Theatre Royal Bath

With the AI (artificial intelligence) summit at Bletchley Park this week, Machinal at the Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath, couldn’t be more timely.

Photos: First Look at MACHINAL at Theatre Royal Bath

Five-time Olivier Award winning director Richard Jones brings Sophie Treadwell’s extraordinary epic masterpiece Machinal, based on the true story of the committal and execution of Ruth Snyder, to the Ustinov Studio.  Check out all new photos here!

Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for MACHINAL, Directed By Richard Jones At Theatre Royal Bath's Ustinov Studio

Get a first look inside rehearsals for Machinal at Theatre Royal Bath. Learn who is starring in the production!

Lucas Hnath, Trevor Nunn, Noel Coward, and More Set For The Orange Tree Theatre's Upcoming Season

The Orange Tree (OT) has announced its first full year of programming under new Artistic Director Tom Littler. It features world and European premieres by Zoe Cooper and Lucas Hnath; revivals from Mustapha Matura, Noël Coward and Oliver Goldsmith; directors including Trevor Nunn and Matthew Dunster; and Niamh Cusack headlining the first major London revival of Polly Stenham's breakout hit That Face.

Deborah Warner Commissions Theatre, Opera, Dance and Recitals This Year at Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath

Last year, acclaimed theatre and opera director Deborah Warner took over as Artistic Director of the Ustinov Studio. She proposed a radical new programming model for the theatre where OPERA, DANCE and SONG would be programmed alongside THEATRE.

The Segal Theatre to Host Book Talk with Avra Sidiropoulou Next Week

The Segal Theatre will host a book talk with theatre scholar and director Avra Sidiropoulou discussing her latest publication Staging 21st Century Tragedies. Τheatre, Politics, and Global Crisis (Routledge 2022).

Irondale Ensemble Project Celebrates 40 Years Of Theater Making With New Devised Immersive Work Of Great American Playwrights Of The 20th Century

Irondale, now celebrating forty years of artistically ambitious, and cutting-edge theatre, presents the world premiere of an original devised work, American Century: Part 1, April 21-May 21, 2023.

Karen Malpede's TROY TOO is Coming to HERE in May

Theater Three Collaborative in New York and Persona Theater Company in Athens, two companies known for their social justice work, will present the world premiere of Karen Malpede’s Troy Too.

Hudson Theatre Works Presents Sophie Treadwell's MACHINAL

Hudson Theatre Works is starting its 10TH season of plays by women playwrights with “Machinal,” by Sophie Treadwell.

History Matters: Celebrating Women's Plays Of The Past Announces Winner of the 2022 Judith Barlow Prize

Not-for-profit History Matters: Celebrating Women's Plays Of The Past has announced its winner for the 2022 Judith Barlow Prize. The annual Judith Barlow Prize is awarded to a student playwright for an exceptional one-act play inspired by the work of an historic female playwright. The winner of the prize receives a $2,500 award and a reading of their work, with a $500 award to the participating professor.

Hudson Theatre Works Announces 2022-2023 Season

The season will open on September 24 and 25, with our first children’s show in 2 years.  “Red and the Hoods” directed by Beatriz Esteban-Messina. On October 1 and 2nd our in- house company, the Forge, will be performing our 10 Minute Play Festival benefit with writers like John Patrick Shanley, Sarah T. Schwab and Richard Vetere.

Symphony Space to Present Elevator Repair Service's World Premiere of ULYSSES

Symphony Space, which celebrates James Joyce’s masterpiece Ulysses in its beloved annual Bloomsday on Broadway, marks the milestone occasion of the book’s 100th anniversary with a new commission in which Elevator Repair Service (ERS) brings the novel to wild, illuminating theatrical life.

Celia Keenan-Bolger & Portia to Host Instagram Live Conversation on PLEASURE MACHINE

Tune in this Wednesday, February 2nd at 12pm ET to Colt Coeur’s Instagram page (@coltcoeur) for a live discussion between Colt Coeur Board member Celia Keenan-Bolger, and her To Kill A Mockingbird co-star Portia.

Colt Coeur Announces 2021-2022 CoCo Residents and New Commissions

For the fifth consecutive year, Colt Coeur has welcomed a select group of emerging playwrights and directors to be CoCo Residents. This year’s cohort is comprised of playwrights Lily Gonzales (they/them) and Lizzie Stern (she/her), and directors Borna Barzin (he/him) and Sarah Blush (she/her).

History Matters Announces Streaming Dates For Judith Barlow Prize Readings and Opens 2022 Application

History Matters: Celebrating Women's Plays of the Past announces streaming dates for the virtual readings of their 2020 and 2021 Judith Barlow Prize-winning plays. After delays due to the pandemic, History Matters will present pre-recorded Zoom readings of the winning plays in collaboration with Nora's Playhouse. 

Colt Coeur to Present Audio Thriller PLEASURE MACHINE

Colt Coeur, in association with creative producer Emma Orme and director Tara Elliott, will present the premiere of Pleasure Machine, a nine-episode audio thriller that collides Sophie Treadwell’s 1928 expressionist drama Machinal with adrienne maree brown’s Pleasure Activism.

THE LOVE HATE CLUB Premieres as Part of the Broadway Bound Theater Festival at Theatre Row

The Love Hate Club by Juan Ramirez, Jr. is a love dramedy about Lily, on her way to a new life, she finds herself face-to-face with her ex, Mia, and it's clear she has to decide if the one who got away, should stay away. The play calls attention to young love and the love/hate relationships we experience.

Colt Coeur Announces New Date and Casting for FEEL THE SPIRIT by Noelle Viñas

Feel The Spirit pushes against the isolation of virtual engagement by inviting audience members to turn their cameras on, and engage in moments of real-time reflection. A made-for-Zoom play commissioned by Shotgun Players. 

History Matters: Celebrating Women's Plays Of The Past Awards Judith Barlow Prize For Student Playwrights To Gelaine Vestal

Not-for-profit, History Matters: Celebrating Women's Plays of the Past (formerly History Matters/Back to the Future) has announced its winner for this year's Judith Barlow Prize. The Annual Judith Barlow Prize is awarded to a student playwright for an exceptional one-act play inspired by the work of an historic female playwright.


Sophie Treadwell has written 7 shows including Gringo (Playwright), O, Nightingale (Playwright), Machinal (Playwright), Ladies Leave (Playwright), Lone Valley (Playwright), Plumes in the Dust (Playwright), Hope for a Harvest (Playwright).

Sophie Treadwell's play "Machinal" has been nominated for the Best Revival of a Play or Comedy category at the Olivier Awards.

Sophie Treadwell has won the Olivier Award for Best Revival of a Play or Comedy for "Machinal".

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