To celebrate International Women’s Day - which this year focuses on the theme #EachforEqual - we are seeing a bunch of brilliant performances which have been created by, or feature, inspiring women.
Interesting and insightful, playful and smart, these productions and events are perfect for both women and men who want to see great work by some of the industry’s most innovative creators. Featuring local young talent, national stars and an eclectic mix of comedians, there is an inspiring event around every corner this season.
Here’s what we’ve got on…
Led by an all-female cast and based on the classic novel by Jane Austen, this riotous production epitomises fun. Featuring a killer karaoke soundtrack, from Pulp to Elton John, Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) is the smash-hit everyone has been talking about.
The Wardrobe Ensemble, who continue to make a name for themselves in all corners of the UK, present a powerfully emotional story of sisterhood, family and loss in this blistering production. A story that will resonate with women and women of all ages, it’s simply a must-see.
A Nuffield Southampton Theatres co-production, Inspector Sands’ Wuthering Heights is a searing retelling of Emily Bronte’s beloved novel. With plenty of passion, peril and social awkwardness, it’s a must for new and returning Bronte fans; told from the perspective of Nelly the Maid.
A comedy show about motherhood, Arabella Weir’s Does My Loom Look Big in This? is full of hair-raising hilarity that will ring true for anyone who has ever had, or been, a mother.
Icon. Intersectionalist poet. Feminist. Titania McGrath is known for many things and she’s coming to NST City to talk feminism, social justice and peaceful protest.
Well-known comedians Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn celebrate the scummier side of parenting in their nationally-loved stand up. Great fun for parents, non-parents and everyone in between.
Rachel Parris is a viral sensation. Loved for her stand-up and songs about everything from family and mental health to relationships and children, Rachel is a tour de-force of comedy genius.
Kathy Burke co-directs this new play, celebrating 25 years of Frantic Assembly. Steeped in the company’s unique visual style, I Think We Are Alone is about family, human fragility and our need for love.
From our Youth Theatre
We are excited to welcome our talented Youth Theatre to the stage this March and April with Witches Can’t Be Burned, a double-bill that examines our perception of female characters and the meaning of loyalty.
Find out more about their run in our Studio Theatre here.
Lucy Kirkwood directs an ensemble of 12 including Maxine Peake (The Theory of Everything), telling the thrilling story of a young woman sentenced to hang for murder; her fate is in the hands of women.