Produced by Alex Critoph and Laura Dickens CDG

Women’s Writes for International Women’s Day

Writers include Danielle Wirsansky, Helen Pain, Emily Layton, Aine King, Srabani Sen & Alex Critoph

Directors include Amy Marchant, Zyrenka Cox, Alex Critoph, Leah Fogo, Nieta Irons & Charlotte Ive

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Ever wanted to spend International Women’s Day watching 6 short plays written by female-identifying playwrights? Well, after two sell-out shows at Arcola Theatre in 2019 and a kick-ass visit to VAULT Festival 2020, Women’s Writes returns with a programme of brand new shortplays!

Prepare to see never performed short plays by emerging female playwrights brought to life by a professional company of directors and actors. Step into 6 different worlds of complex, intricate female characters with none of those boring archetypal forms. Featuring women who are courageous, intelligent and equally fallible.

Women’s Writes returns, let’s tell stories about women.

Law Makers by Danielle Wirsansky, directed by Amy Marchant
Starring Connie Hyde & Polly Kemp

Firewatcher by Helen Pain, directed by Zyrenka Cox
Starring Katharine Orchard, Isabella Vericco & Lizzie Muncey

And So The Rabbit Died by Emily Layton, directed by Alex Critoph
Starring Sophie McQuillan

Gunn Woman by Aine King, directed by Leah Fogo
Starring Leigh Quinn

Tawaif by Srabani Sen, directed by Nieta Irons
Starring Srabani Sen

GIRL by Alex Critoph, directed by Charlotte Ive
Starring Celeste Dodwell & Daniel Abbott

Casting by Laura Dickens CDG

Women’s Writes Producers; Alex Critoph and Laura Dickens CDG

Featured image by Katie Allen Design