By Jove Book Club: Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

Our first two weeks of By Jove Book Club have been non-fiction-heavy. Fear not, those who need a little more escapism: this month, we finally have a novel! Not just a novel, but a historical novel, and, coming off the back of our recent season of shows, no less than a historical novel about an allegedly violent woman. Hannah Kent’s Burial… Read more →

Feature: Precarious Feminisms of Greek Tragedy

On Friday, I saw the production of Suppliant Women at the Young Vic. The show is absolutely stunning: Aeschylus’ 2500-year old story about a group of female migrants seeking asylum in a foreign land, performed with a gut-punching simplicity that Greek tragedy does best. A diverse group of women drawn from the local area made up the chorus, and they… Read more →

Meet By Jove: Wendy Haines

In this interview series, you can get to know the people who make up By Jove Theatre Company. Check back every four weeks to meet another company member! Name: Wendy Haines Joined By Jove: Summer o’ 2012 By Jove role: Literary Manager, Administrator, general organizer of practical stuff. I often stage manage and run technical rehearsals. I’ve written two plays… Read more →

By Jove Book Club: The Good Immigrant, edited by Nikesh Shukla

Though I read this book much earlier this year (and indeed, it was released in 2016), it’s stuck with me over the last few months. I picked it up in my continuing search to broaden my knowledge of other people’s experiences, particularly people of colour; I was wary of being labelled a white feminist, and willing and hopeful to learn.… Read more →

Feature: ‘Medea’ Production Photos by Alexandra Tilling

Our production of Medea was a resounding success, well-received by audiences and critics, and a fitting finale to our Season of Violent Women. The production may be over, but you can relive the horror and heartbreak through these gorgeous production stills by our company photographer, Alexandra Tilling. Alexandra is an extremely talented wedding and events photographer, and we’re always blown away… Read more →