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Director Phyllida Lloyd: We need more women in theatre

The latest project from the director of the award-winning Abba musical, Mama Mia, and the Oscar-winning The Iron Lady is an all-female version of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, which has just opened at the Donmar Warehouse in London.

The BBC's arts editor Will Gompertz went to the theatre to meet the director Phyllida Lloyd and asked what her motivation was for staging the women only production: "I felt the time had come to make some reparation."

"To hell with this ... why not have a 100% [female cast] and see just what the play might sound like."

"We have to get more women in the top jobs [in the industry]," she insisted.

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