National Theatre (London) should change its name after 'ignoring' women

The Telegraph reports that Sandi Toksvig is calling for the National Theatre to be renamed after “failing” to fully represent Britain because it is “ignoring” female writers and directors.

Ms Toksvig, founder of the Women’s Equality Party and who hosts television programmes including The Great British Bake Off, wrote that the theatre did not have the right to use ‘national’ in its title if it ignored half the population.

The Southbank theatre has unveiled six plays in its new programme of work, all written by men and only one involving a female director.

Read the full article and Sandi Toksvig's letter here.