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Flogging the Jewels at the National Theatre

Flogging the Jewels is an exhibition marking the 30th anniversary of Sphinx theatre company (formerly known as the Women's Theatre Group).

Since its beginning in 1975, The Women's Theatre Group has emerged from a male-dominated theatrical community as a respected company whose aim is to nurture new female talent as well as positively portray women as subjects on the stage instead of objects.

What is now the longest established theatre company in Britain just recently, in the late 90s, added men to the group as actors and creative collaborators.

In the Olivier Foyer of the National Theatre black and white photographs, quotes, as well as a historical timeline of the evolution of British women particularly in theatre, visually document the company's accomplishments.

Upcoming performances by the Sphinx theatre company include Hans Christian Anderson's The Little Mermaid adapted by Pam Gems at the Hackney Empire from 17-19 October and at Riverside Studios from 20-23 October.

The exhibition at the National Theatre is free and runs until 5 November.

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