Gifts for Theatre lovers … that aren’t plays.
Hello fellow female playwright fans. It’s December (already!) and time for the crazy holidays season. To help you out with the, let’s face it, sometimes tricky theatre lover in your life I’ve compiled a little list of my pick of gifts with a theatrical theme.
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Let’s get cracking.
Feel like treating the girly girl in your life while supporting the RSC? How about writing in style with this Lipstick pen. It’s a ball point with blue ink and costs £1.50 via the RSC’s own website.
I’thy face T Shirt
This is a genuine quote from Ben Johnson’s ‘Bartholomew Fair’ (act V, in case you’re going looking for it).
And in the interests of transparency, this is a design I initially just made for myself because I liked it, and is now in my Cafepress shop. So I can also vouch for the quality of the fabric, it’s super soft. Price $23.99.
Know a playwright? I bet a mug stating “I never dreamed I would be a super cool playwright, but here I am, killing it!” would make their day. Price £10.99 (plus £3.00 p&p) on Amazon.
Aphra Behn tote
“That perfect tranquility if life, which is nowhere to be found but in retreat, a faithful friend and a good library.”
Know someone who loves libraries and books as much as theatre? Then this Aphra Behn quote tote might just be your perfect choice. Price £8.99 and available from The Literary Gift Company.
Memorable quotations from playwrights of the past
Oh, okay, you caught me. I snuck in a book. You didn’t think I’d get through a whole Gift post without it. And it’s not technically cheating as it’s not a play. This Kindle ebook, compiled and edited by Carol A. Dingle will make a lovely virtual prezzy for the theatre lover who lives a long way away from you. Price £2.62, or free with kindleunlimited.
Writing Charm Bracelet
For the writer, perhaps even female playwright 😉, in your life this silver, four charm bracelet would make the perfect thoughtful present. Priced at £29.03, it’s available in Amazon’s global store. But hurry, at the time of writing there are only four left for sale.
Dodie Smith earrings
A sweet pair of earrings featuring Dodie Smith’s ‘I Capture the Castle’ earrings. Available from The Literary Gift Company with the price tag of £16.00.
Agatha Christie pin
Show your love for the most successful female playwright if all time with this cute little badge (or pin, or whatever you choose to call them). Price £5.99 via The Literary Gift Company.
Toys and Games
Be a Broadway Star board game
Priced at $40 USD (but £58 forthose of us in the UK, both Amazon) it’s not a cheap option but for the star struck kid in your life could provide endless hours of entertainment. And dreaming.
Dance on Broadway wii game
Got a gamer to give to? Try this wii game, again from Amazon and priced at £9.15.
Subscriptions & Tokens
Or, there’s always the classic options of gift tokens or supporting a theatre by joining a membership programme.
Here are three ideas to get you started.
National Theatre £80.
Manhattan Theater Club Prices start at $225 for a 3 Play package.
Auckland Theatre Company $370 for a full season pass.
Which would you like to receive?
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