Lorna May Wadsworth, Marriage Story, My Mother Said I Never Should, I Feel Pretty
Portrait painter Lorna May Wadsworth has forged a remarkable career with subjects including David Tennant, Michael Sheen, David Blunkett and Baroness Thatcher. As a major retrospective of her work - Gaze - opens at the Graves Gallery in her home town of Sheffield, Lorna May Wadsworth talks about the importance to her of the “female gaze."
Marriage Story is the new film from director Noah Baumbach, well known for relationship dramas like The Squid and the Whale and Greenberg. Starring Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson, it’s a comedy telling the story of the disintegration of a marriage. Simran Hans reviews.
Charlotte Keatley’s 1987 play My Mother Said I Never Should tells the stories of four generations of women, spanning the 20th century. The play is performed all over the world and has been translated into 32 languages. The most recent is British Sign Language, for a production in Sheffield with a cast of three deaf actresses and one hearing. Samira is joined by director Jeni Draper and actress Lisa Kelly.
A production of West Side Story is due to open on Broadway without one of the most popular numbers in the show. I Feel Pretty has been dropped by the controversial director Ivo van Hove. How will audiences react to the loss and is it part of a wider movement of reinterpreting classic musicals? Samira talks to critic Matt Wolf.
Presenter: Samira Ahmed
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