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Leah Everquill

Drama and Theatre Studies, De Montfort University

Thesis title:

Queens, Teams and the Chance to be Seen: Herstory, Feminism and Biographical Musical Theatre (2009 present)

Research Area

  • Drama and Theatre Studies
  • Theatre and Society



  • Watershed Festival Symposium: Reimagining Music Theatre (Reimagining Representation in Music Theatre panel), Queen’s University, 27th May 2021

Submitted paper: ‘Black Lives Matter, Disney+ and the re-contextualisation of Hamilton (2015)’ 

  • Borderlines VIII: Rejecting, Tracing, Embracing Performance Legacies (Panel 5: Dissecting and Transforming Politicised Legacies), De Montfort University, 18th June 2021

Submitted paper: ‘Hamilton (2015): Activism and Re-Envisaging Representation’


  • Watershed Festival Symposium: Reimagining Music Theatre (Positionalities in Music Theatre panel), Queen's University, 27th May 2022

Submitted paper: 'Feminist camp and genre boundaries: SIX (2017) and Diana (2019)'

  • Midlands4Cities Research Festival (Sex, gender & sexuality panel), 13th June 2022

Submitted paper: 'SIX (2017) and Diana (2019): ‘Herstory’ on the biographical musical theatre stage'

  • Borderlines IX: Seeking Solidarity and Wonder Through Performance (Panel 2: Exploring Solidarity through Revisionist Historiography), De Montfort University, 30th June 2022

Submitted paper: ‘SIX (2017): Individual and Collective Herstories on the Musical Theatre Stage’

  • Song, Stage and Screen XVI: Pluralities – Performances, Practices & Participatory Cultures (Spaces & Places panel), University of Portsmouth, 30th June 2022

Submitted paper: 'SIX (2017) and Diana (2019): Feminist empowerment on the musical theatre stage?'

Other Research Interests

During my BA and MA, I also developed research interests in topics such as narrative, memory, autobiographical performance, politics, multimedia performance, digital technologies and collaboration.