Women in theatre – September 2014

The headline figures

% of women in the 37 shows seen in September

Actors: 43%
Writers: 38%
Directors: 24%
Designers: 28%
Light: 16%
Sound: 23%

Number of shows with 50% or more women in the cast – 11

Results from JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJuly and August

Edited 8th October 2014
Somebody pointed out to me that I could usefully collate the info so far rather than just linking back to the different pages, so here you go – a gender audit of my theatregoing this year so far.


Shows With 50% or more women Total Cast Women % Writer Director Designer Lighting Sound
Jan 35 11 327 126 39% 29% 40% 29% 23% 13%
Feb 27 12 265 97 37% 50% 54% 55% 23% 5%
Mar 31 16 288 134 47% 35% 23% 38% 18% 14%
April 30 14 241 102 42% 17% 40% 52% 10% 17%
May 34 14 310 126 41% 21% 35% 22% 10% 10%
June 36 15 319 135 42% 39% 42% 49% 25% 18%
July 29 13 268 114 43% 34% 31% 32% 8% 26%
Aug 24 12 267 111 42% 29% 29% 29% 9% 21%
Sept 37 11 312 133 43% 38% 24% 28% 16% 23%

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