Low Level Panic

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Low Level Panic
Photograph: Julia Robertson
L-R: Kate Skinner, Amy Ingram and Geraldine Hakewill

The award-winning 1989 play by pioneering feminist British playwright Claire McIntyre gets a contemporary update at the Old Fitz

In Low Level Panic, the late Claire McIntyre (who co-founded the feminist Women's Theatre Group with former student Sarah Kane) explored the effects of pornography on how men treat women and how women perceive themselves and expect to be perceived.

Sounds a bit old hat in the new wave of feminism, but director Justin Hamilton purports to bring a frisson of danger to the proceedings by the addition of his male gaze. 

The cast includes Amy Ingram, Kate Skinner, Geraldine Hakewill, playing flat-mates in various states of dysfunction.

By: Dee Jefferson

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