Looking Back: Ms. Shakespeare

We Remember Past Ms. Shakespeare Events!

Ms. Shakespeare @ Magic Rock Tap for International Women’s Day 08/03/17

Part of the Huddersfield Literature Festival

Congratulations to our 3 incredible female poets who totally smashed it on IWD 2017.

Toria Garbutt


Lily Luty


Louise Fazackerley


Thanks to everyone at Magic Rock Tap, Huddersfield, for making us feel so welcome.

A grand night.


Wild Card Brewery Walthamstow, 6.30 – 11pm, 01/09/16


Our brand new scratch night for female artists.

Four playwrights won the chance to have their short plays staged as rehearsed readings for the very first time. We teamed up with the awesome folks at Wild Card Brewery in Walthamstow to bring you theatre, poetry, ale and live music. We were also joined by:

Emily Harrison, one of Huffington Post’s top 5 poets to watch in 2016, who will be performing her spoken word poetry. Emily also recently took home Best Spoken Word Performer 2016 at The Saboteur Awards! Take a look at her blog and details of her recent book launch here!

Lewis Barfoot, whose work is described as “Delicious music: a massage of the heart, a whisper to the soul” by Irish Radio International, will be closing off the evening with a selection of songs from her brand new EP, “Catch Me”, which you can have a listen to right here!

The winning playwrights were:

Antonia Windsor with House of Shards

Antonia Windsor trained as an actor at the Oxford School of Drama and has worked in various capacities as a performer, deviser and dramaturg for companies in the UK and abroad. Since having her children she has focused primarily on her parallel career as a journalist. The House of Shards is her first play. Lori Secanska will be accompanying Antonia’s work, a professional singer of Slovak origin. Lori currently lives in London where she collaborates with many music projects. In addition to performances, she has worked in the recording studio on many albums and film scores.  Her unique style is influenced by world music and she is known for her raw emotional style of singing.

Harriet Wynder with Life Worth Living

Harriet studied politics at the University of Hull, and since moving to London has been Associate Producer and General Manager at the Finborough Theatre in Earl’s Court. For her first foray into writing for stage she debates the mingled threads of cowardice and strength in a suicidal mind, in an attempt to combat stigmas and make a little space for conversation and understanding. 
Sophie Poulston with To Be Frank

Sophie studied at the University of Salford before working as a casting director for ITV. She is now developing her skills as a writer with a view to moving into playwriting in the future. To Be Frank is her first play to be produced on stage. 

Lily Lowe Myers with Never the Same

Lily has worked within the creative arts for most of her life, since her acting debut at the age of four for “Ice Dance” (BBC). Her first directing venture aged twelve resulted in her becoming the youngest winner of a national crime and thriller competition for her film “Lonesome”. She has continued to write, act, sing and direct for both stage and film.

Tickets on sale here.