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Hilary Webb

London, UK

Hilary Webb

Writer and editor passionate about literature, theatre, female health and the places where the three intersect.

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Review: Pity, Royal Court Theatre

Imagine all the bad, unlucky and disastrous things that could ever possible happen. Let them all happen one after the other, make it bonkers, and then you have Rory Mullarkey’s latest play Pity, now on at the Royal Court Theatre. Directed by Sam Pritchard, it’s likely to be the strangest production you see this summer, but it may also be the most impressive.
A Younger Theatre Link to Story
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Review: Consent, Harold Pinter Theatre

Going into a play called Consent, complete with trigger warnings about sexual assault outside, it comes as a surprise to discover that the play is somewhat of a comedy. Even in its darkest moments, Nina Raine’s fourth play makes the audience laugh, but her clever writing will call on you to pull on every emotion in your arsenal.
A Younger Theatre Link to Story
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Review: Sex with Robots and Other Devices, King’s Head Theatre

Humans having sex with robots has been a constant theme in science fiction for a long time, but now that the technology is almost there, there’s a new edge to works speculating about the consequences. One such work is Nessah Muthy’s play Sex with Robots and Other Devices, the world premiere of which is now taking place at the King’s Head Theatre.
A Younger Theatre Link to Story
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Review: Devil with the Blue Dress, Bunker Theatre

Five women take to the stage to discuss the ins and outs of the Monica Lewinsky scandal that rocked American politics and 90s culture. It just so happens that the five women in question are Hillary, Monica, Linda, Betty and Chelsea. A First Lady, an intern, a confidant, an assistant and a daughter all connected by the absent party: Bill Clinton.
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Is 'Always' Trying to Cash-in on Period Poverty?

We’ve heard a lot about period poverty over the last year. The fight to support people who are unable to afford sanitary products is being led by grass-roots organisations supplying refugees, food banks and schoolgirls with tampons, pads and menstrual cups. Now, one of the UK’s leading sanitary towel brands, Always, is running a campaign that wants to #EndPeriodPoverty.
Harpy Magazine Link to Story
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Here’s Why a Giant Steel Bra Has Appeared Outside the O2 in London

If you find yourself anywhere near the O2 Arena in the next few months, you may just stumble across a giant stiletto, bra and corset, each cast in steel. The installation, presented by Gazelli Art House and positioned outside the NOW gallery in North Greenwich, is a showcase of artist Kalliopi Lemos’ Tools of Endearment.
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Bloody Good Period

It is estimated that periods costs the average British woman almost £500 a year. For those living on or below the breadline, sanitary products are often the first of the essentials to go. That does not, however, make them any less essential. People living in poverty resort to using toilet paper, fabric scraps or nothing at all to avoid the burden of buying sanitary pads and tampons.
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City by the Book - Blog Series

When my sister and I visited South America last summer, I read a book from four of the cities we visited and wrote about how it changed my experience of those cities.
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Facets of the Female Gaze: “Body,” a Group Exhibition at Kristin Hjellegjerde, London

The title of a provocative group exhibition taking place at the Kristin Hjellegjerde gallery says it all. “Body” is an impressive chance to see bodies through the eyes of the female gaze. Flesh, sexuality and relationships are all drawn into focuses in this multi-medium exhibition. “Body” is an amalgamation of sculpture, porcelain works, abstract and figurative canvasses created by six female artists.
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Sexy or Sexist? Natalie Dormer Mixes S&M, Irony for “Venus in Fur”

The giant shadow of a leather-clad Natalie Dormer dominates the ceiling of Theatre Royal Haymarket in the latest production of David Ives’s “Venus in Fur.”. Dormer leads the entire play with her strong delivery of humor, authority, her several ambiguous characters and, of course, her role within a complex submissive-dominant relationship.
Blouin ArtInfo Link to Story
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Ex-First Lady puts focus on youth during uni honour

In October former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received an honorary degree from Swansea University. I attended and helped cover the event for the South Wales Evening Post.
South Wales Evening Post Link to Story
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When Women Get Their Hands on Technology

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About

Hilary Webb

I have been writing and editing on a freelance basis since summer 2017 when I graduated with a first class degree in English Literature and French from Swansea University. Based in and around London I particularly enjoy writing reviews whether it's of a play, a novel or a Femtech product.

Please get in touch if you have any projects I can get involved with. I'm now starting a masters at the LSE but am still very much open to paid writing and editing work.

Contact me at: freelancehilary@gmail.com