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The Most Powerful Women In British Theatre

By Staff

The list of most powerful women in the British theatre has been released recently. The Harper's Bazaar and Tiffany Women In Theatre Power list 2009 is ranked in no particular order and includes playwrights, theatre impresarios and stars of the stage.

There is no doubt that the 20 women in the list represent the diversity and brilliance found in this creative industry. The list also takes account of the incredible powerhouses who make the productions happen.

Here is the Harper's Bazaar and Tiffany Women In Theatre Power List 2009:

The New Voice - Bola Agbaje - playwright (27)

The Honorary Brit - Gillian Anderson - actor (40)

The Visionary - Miriam Buether - set and costume designer (39)

The Radical - Caryl Churchill - playwright (70)

The Illuminator - Paule Constable - lighting designer (42)

The Queen Bee - Dame Judi Dench - actor (74)

The New Leading Lady - Michelle Dockery - actor (27)

The Mover - Maxine Doyle - choreographer and associate director, Punchdrunk (38)

The Super-Producer - Sonia Friedman - producer (43)

The Powerhouse - Sally Greene - impresario and producer (52)

The Transformer - Kathryn Hunter - actor and director (52)

The Casting Vote - Lisa Makin - casting agent and producer (43)

The Eternal Siren - Dame Helen Mirren - actor (63)

The Innovator - Katie Mitchell - director (44)

The Beauty-And-Brains - Rosamund Pike - actor (30)

The Breath Of Fresh Air - Emma Rice - artistic director, Kneehigh Theatre (41)

The Double Threat - Fiona Shaw - actor and director (50)

The Wunderkind - Polly Stenham - playwright (22)

The Songbird - Summer Strallen - musical theatre actor (24)

The Star Turn - Rachel Weisz - actor (38)


Story first published: Tuesday, March 10, 2009, 11:32 [IST]
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