Women in theatre: how the '2:1 problem' breaks down
Chief arts writer, Charlotte Higgins for The Guardian
"Our research found that there is a stubborn 2:1 male-to-female problem in English theatre, which runs from boards of directors through to actors. On the other hand, women are in the majority when it comes to the audience. According to Ipsos Mori figures produced for the Society of London Theatre in 2010, women account for around 68% of theatregoers.