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Celebrating Female Achievement In Theatre

posted 8 May 2020, 10:53 by Marc Pepperell

Bristol Old Vic Launches Sound Installation Celebrating Female Achievement In Theatre: Women of Bristol Old Vic 

To coincide with the recent International Women’s Day, Engagement  has launched a new heritage resource: Women of Bristol Old Vic and it will still be there for you to view when BOV reopens.

Charlotte Churm, Engagement Intern, writes:

“Over the past year I have been working on this project to help celebrate the wonderful women from history, and from today, around the theatre in the hope of inspiring the next generation of theatre makers.  It’s a fantastic free way to engage with the history of women who have worked here. Women of Bristol Old Vic is a free audio resource that people can listen to at home or in the theatre space.”

The seven installations combine archive material, oral histories and locations across the theatre’s foyer. There are seven QR codes (pictured), which can be found throughout Bristol Old Vic’s Foyer, and each unlocks a story about the women of the theatre, from the first female theatre manager Sarah Macready to Wise Children’s artistic director Emma Rice