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11 February, 2020 - 29 February, 2020
01 January, 2020 - 06 April, 2020
06 September, 2018 - 29 September, 2018
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
A Nuffield Southampton Theatres production in association with Oxford Playhouse
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."
"An evening of lewd fun."
"A celebration of female talent from all sides.”
"Silly, funny and clever"
"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."
"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.
Composer and Lyricist
Assistant Lighting Designer
Company Stage Manager
Deputy Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Strategia / Chef
Agathe / Chorus / Unity / Findesiecla / Woman
Chloe / Chorus / Leader of the Chorus / Herald / Metaxa
Brochitus / Thorax / Interviewer
Eirene / Conjunctivitus / Angina
Damaris / Chorus / Chorus Girl / Cynical Man / Protozoa / Plato
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