Category Archives: Feminist Theatre in the 1970s

Dominic Thrupp’s Animal Crackers

With the exhibition less than two weeks away, it is time to share a great memory from the first Sistershow at Bower Ashton from Dominic Thrupp. Dominic, who was eight at the time, pulled off a show-stopping, cross dressing performance … Continue reading

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Alison Rook and her memories of Sistershow

Alison Rook is one of the driving forces behind the Sistershow Revisited exhibition. She donated a large amount of archival material which has been invaluable for reconstructing what took place in feminist Bristol, just under forty years ago. In these … Continue reading

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Designing Sistershow

To say that Jackie Thrupp had a flair for design is an understatement. She was responsible for the iconic Sistershow ‘hat’ poster and knew how to present herself, and the group, in a way that would make an unforgettable impact. … Continue reading

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Susan Croft on feminist theatre in the 1970s

In December of last year I met up with Susan Croft, the co-curator of Unfinished Histories, a hugely inspirational project that documents the history of alternative theatre from the 1960s to the 1980s. In the below audio clip Susan talks … Continue reading

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