Women In Power

A brand new raucous comedy with songs, dance, music and women taking the lead! At NST City. ★★★★ Pocket Size Theatre, The Stage, Broadway World ★★★ The Times, The Guardian

06 September, 2018 - 29 September, 2018

  • wheelchair access
  • signed perfomance
  • hearing enhancement
  • audio description
  • assistance dogs

A Nuffield Southampton Theatres production in association with Oxford Playhouse

Women In Power

Thursday 6th - Saturday 29th September at NST City

Based on The Assembly Women by Aristophanes

Written by Wendy Cope, Jenny Éclair, Suhayala El-Bushra, Natalie Haynes, Shappi Khorsandi, Jess Phillips, and Brona C Titley

Composed by Tim Sutton

Dramaturgy by Clare Slater

Directed by Blanche McIntyre

Designed by Jasmine Swan

Casting by Annelie Powell CDG

Warnings: Swearing, Poo Jokes and Severe Equality

Suggested age: 14+

Post Show Q+A: Thurs 20th Sept

Access performance: BSL - Sat 29th Sept 2:30pm

Duration: 1 hour 30mins with no interval


"If you thought an all-female show about a feminist coup d’état was going to be worthy, dull or decorous, think again."

The Times



"An evening of lewd fun."

The Guardian 



"A celebration of female talent from all sides.”

Broadway World



"Silly, funny and clever"

The Stage 


"Yet more proof that Nuffield Southampton Theatre’s city centre programming is right on point." 

The Daily Echo 



"The ensemble of six talented ladies are full of energy and fun.”

Pocket Sized Theatre



"The vulgar, physical comedy is spot-on, the cast are outstanding."

Sonar Magazine



"well worth seeing."

One Minute Theatre Reviews


The country is in political turmoil. Recent wars and alliances have left Athenians no option but to take the most extreme action. The most radical: a government of women!

Women storm the Assembly, dressed as men, big fake beards, big shoes and a big vision - total equality! A world where power imbalance is eradicated and with it debt, greed and theft. But this has unintended and hilarious consequences.

Aristophanes’ Women in Power is turned into a celebration of fun-filled and silly comedy sketches, slapstick, songs, dance, dumb gags, clever gags, music and women taking the lead.




Wendy Cope


Jenny Éclair


Suhayla El-Bushra


Natalie Haynes


Shappi Khorsandi


Jess Phillips


Brona C Titley


Tim Sutton

Composer and Lyricist

Clare Slater


Blanche McIntyre


Jasmine Swan


Katharine Williams

Lighting Designer

Richard Hammarton

Sound Designer

Elizabeth Boag


Annelie Powell

Casting Director

Scott Hurran

Assistant Director

Jason Addison

Assistant Lighting Designer

Andrew Quick

Production Manager

Heidi Lennard

Company Stage Manager

Karen Habens

Deputy Stage Manager

Jessica Rice

Assistant Stage Manager


Lydia Rose Bewley

Lydia Rose Bewley

Strategia / Chef

Elizabeth  Boag

Elizabeth Boag

Agathe / Chorus / Unity / Findesiecla / Woman

Anna Fordham

Anna Fordham

Chloe / Chorus / Leader of the Chorus / Herald / Metaxa

Lisa Kerr

Lisa Kerr

Brochitus / Thorax / Interviewer

Alicia McKenzie

Alicia McKenzie

Eirene / Conjunctivitus / Angina

Anne Odeke

Anne Odeke

Damaris / Chorus / Chorus Girl / Cynical Man / Protozoa / Plato