Monthly Archives: November 2014

PREVIEW: Whoop ‘n’ Wail Represents… The Launch

Laura Peatman’s fantastic preview for Whoop ‘n’ Wail Represents… The Launch.

Catch us tomorrow night (17th) or the 24th at Waterloo East Theatre!

The Play's The Thing

Alison Bechdel's original cartoon showing the rules of the test. Alison Bechdel’s original cartoon showing the rules of the test.

In November 2013 it was widely reported that some Swedish cinemas had introduced a rating system based on the Bechdel test: to gain an A rating, a film must contain two female characters who engage in a conversation that is not about a man. Few would dispute that the representation of women in film is not currently equal to that of men – it’s interesting to read that huge movies such as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part IIAvatar, and, incredibly, all 10 hours of the Lord of the Rings trilogy fail spectacularly; yet it’s also open to criticism, with possible suggestions that it oversimplifies the situation or becomes too reductive to effectively address gender equality. Particularly startling is how long the idea has been around: it was first devised by Alison Bechdel  in the 1980s but certainly strikes a chord today…

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Caramac cookies – where would Whoop ‘n’ Wail be without them?

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Pheeewie! What a week here at Whoop ‘n’ Wail headquarters. Represents..The Launch is nearly upon us. There is nothing like the run up to a show: laughter and tears in the rehearsal room; begging, borrowing and stealing – well, not stealing – last minute bits of props and costume; shouting from the roof tops so that no one misses the chance to see this great show. How do we do it all? Well, this week we have mostly been living off Ali’s homemade Caramac Cookies. If you’d like the recipe for this fantastic super food – well, you’ll just have to come down to Waterloo East Theatre on Monday 17th or Monday 24th at 7.30pm to ask for it! Don’t forget to book in advance as tickets are selling like hot cookies.

Here’s a picture of the latest batch which will be getting us through this afternoon’s tech production meeting…

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Represents..The Launch..The line-up

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***************TICKETS ON SALE NOW**********

We are super excited to announce our fantastic line up for Whoop ‘n’ Wail Represents…The Launch on Monday 17th & 24th at Waterloo East Theatre, 7.30pm!

The Final Frontier by Sam Hall, directed by John Mitton

Three Women in a Music Box by Dan Horrigan, directed by Alice Bonifacio

Cause for Alarm by Deborah Klayman, directed by Emily Bush

On the Horizon by Adam Hughes, directed by Sarah Davies

Dust by Sarah Davies, directed by Norman Murray

My Bloody Laundrette by Ali Kemp & Deborah Klayman, directed by Paul Taylor

Casting done, rehearsals underway, props being sourced, all we need now is you! Book your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

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