Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 20 April 2014

Sisters are doing very well for themselves

Six new plays, six new writers and two directors — all women.





Agent 160 has a beautifully simple theatrical agenda: just 17% of theatre in the UK is written by women, so its offers a dedicated platform for the untapped wellspring of female writing.

Local upstarts Lunchbox Theatre hosted Agent 160 in the Black Box last night.

There may be more prestigious productions in more extravagantly upholstered surroundings at Festival, but you can bet your last misogynist misconception that there'll be none more vibrant, engaging and downright enjoyable.

Moninne Dargan of Skewiff Theatre and Aislinn Clarke of Wireless Mystery theatre divided directorial duties to showcase burgeoning theatrical talents who, hey, also happened to possess a pair of X Chromosomes.

It was an entertaining evening of finely rendered tales, an episodic exploration of some of the more troublesome corners of society, a subversive ghost story, an unwelcome audience of moles and an allegorical pair of shiny Red Shoes.

This enchanting evening of theatre had everything AND the girl.

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