Summer is coming to an end (don’t deny it, you had to put on a jumper the other day) and, with a tear in our eye, so is the first season of our podcast. So here we are, bringing Episode Five- the PENULTIMATE episode of The New ERA Podcast- to your ears. And it’s an absolute winner.
This week we hear from the outrageously talented (and incredibly lovely) award winning actress Gemma Arterton, who you have most probably seen on screen in films such as Tamara Drewe, St Trinian’s and James Bond: Quantum of Solace as well as on stage in Nell Gwynn in the West End, The Duchess of Malfi at The Globe and St Joan at the Donmar Warehouse, to name but a very few of the projects she has been involved in. Gemma is also an active member of Time’s Up UK, a long standing supporter of ERA 5050 and is a self professed feminist and activist (our kind of gal) . In this episode, she talks to us about her experience as a women within the entertainment industry and how her role as a creator and producer of new work is her way of bringing gender parity to the table.
We also took a trip to the Prince Charles Cinema, Leicester Square to see the brilliant new self-help-horror film (indeed a new genre) A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life, directed by Staten Cousins Roe, Produced by Poppy Roe and Charity Wakefield, for its World Premiere at the Arrow Video FrightFest, where we recorded the audiences responses to this funny, female-lead, watch-your-back-if-you’re-a-therapist horror- it's due for release in early 2020 and is one you do NOT want to miss!
And finally, on the topic of scary women, we’d like to shout about a FANTASTIC new show Call Me Fury, by Sasha Wilson, dir. by Hannah Hauer-King that will be opening at The Hope Theatre, Islington on Tuesday 17th September. You can expect Salem Witch trials, actor-musicians and a whole ensemble of kickass women, there is a link to tickets and more information below.
A huge thank you to all the individuals involved in making this podcast happen; to Gemma Arterton for being our wonderful guest this week, to the creative team behind A serial killer’s guide to life, Poppy Roe, Staten Cousins Roe and Charity Wakefield and to the audience members for their responses to the film. Suzanne Diakun, Charlotte Bevan and the National Theatre for their continued support, to Spotlight for their ongoing support of the ERA 5050 campaign, to our podcast Producer extraordinaire George Jennings, Oliver Hoare for composing our music, Tom Bevan for his social media expertise and to the entire ERA 5050 kickass team and to all of you listening, sharing, subscribing, rating and buying badges, we are hugely grateful for all your support in making the podcast happen. x
The New ERA Podcast
A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life
Call Me Fury at The Hope Theatre, 17th September- 5th October