Karena Johnson, Artistic Director of Hoxton Hall today announces its spring 2018 season, Female Parts. The programme presented in the centenary year of female suffrage is curated and produced by female artists from across the UK and internationally, placing women at the centre of a varied contemporary programme. The season opens with a Hoxton Hall world première production, Oranges and Elephants – an all-female musical by Lil Warren.
The season continues with Funny Women Awards: London Regional Final, and previous winner of the competition, Desiree Burch’s Unf*ckable; Vintage Misfits presents Afropean club night, Organic Nubians Club Night; and Patrizia Paolini returns with a one off, entirely female, special of Ms Paolini’s Phantasmagoria Cabaret. Also returning to Hoxton Hall is Jumoke Fashola with Jazz Verse Jukebox and The Swing Time Dance Company’s Spring Swing.
The season culminates with a trio of short monologues, produced by Hoxton Hall, which will run through March, A Mother and A Woman Alone both by Franca Rame and Dario Fo, and OneNess Sankara’s The Immigrant. These three confessional plays explore what it is to be a wife, mother and immigrant.
Artistic Director of Hoxton Hall, Karena Johnson said, “Female Parts is a season of curated and produced performances that place women at the centre and is a perfect way to open 2018, the centenary year of female suffrage. We’re thrilled to be welcoming so many talented artists, who also happen to be women to the venue; breaking new ground in producing an all-female musical and celebrating a contemporary theatre classic. Hoxton Hall is a fitting venue to welcome diverse women’s voices across music, theatre, comedy and cabaret having the unusual history of being led by women for the last 44 years. This wonderfully interconnected season shouts loud and proud with a host of roaring women and we’re so excited.”