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Playing the Bitch

TV’s Bad Girls

with actors Lesley Manville, Stephanie Beacham, Alicya Eyo and Laila Rouass, writer Liz Lake (Footballers Wives, Bad Girls), and Alison Newman (co-creator Harlots)

From Dynasty to Killing Eve and Harlots, our guest panel will celebrate the women you love to hate.

We are delighted to announce that Alison Newman will now be attending this panel. Unfortunately, Moira Buffini can no longer attend.

Image from TV’s Bad Girls

Total runtime 90min

How does today’s TV drama reflect those dynamic, strong and often downright badly behaved women often lazily labelled as bitches? It’s a long way from the delicious villainy of Stephanie Beacham in Dynasty to the present crop of nuanced and psychologically motivated ‘bitches’ we see on TV today. Crucially, many of these characters are now created by and for women, and reflect the multifaceted nature of conflict between women themselves. Join us as we discuss modern anti-heriones from your favourite shows such as Killing Eve, Harlots, Bad Girls and Dynasty. The event will be hosted by Lorraine Candy, Editor-in-Chief of The Sunday Times Style magazine.

Post panel, we shall screen the European premiere of Trip’s Duplage, a short 15min film shot in classic film noir style, which features a modern twist on the strong, commanding women often associated with the genre. In the vein of Sunset Boulevard, it follows the story of an actress (Stephanie Beacham) hell-bent on reclaiming her career, only to be thwarted by a scheming lover who would prefer he were the one in her shoes.

Tickets £6.50


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