“Ma’ams, Mags and militants on a lively journey to power. Hilarious and moving… typically ambitious… raises serious questions about the balance of power.” The Guardian
“Sparky, spiky, humorous, wistful… directed with enormous energy by Indhu Rubasingham… there are undisputed treasures in each section. Women, Power and Politics is a terrific achievement and crucial, frightening viewing, for both sexes.” Evening Standard
“A fascinating look at why women are under-represented in our democracy. Funny, thought-provoking, perfectly played. The cast of 12 are excellent. There’s plenty to provoke, stimulate, amuse.”
“The Tricycles new season of plays and testimonies athletically questions the achievements of a century of women’s rights”
“Enterprising, audacious and thought–provoking… delivered by a fine, versatile cast.”
“You can’t fault the ambition of this double bill of short plays…the enterprise, involving an impressive roster of women playwrights, adds up to a bold conversation piece”
The recent election saw a record number of female MPs elected – 143 in total (up from 128). However, women still only make up 22% of MPs in the House of Commons.
It is 92 years since women were first allowed to stand for Parliament and yet Britain still has one of the smallest percentages of women in Government in Europe. Why is this? The Women, Power and Politics Season seeks to ask questions, and look at the complexity of women and political power in the United Kingdom.
Twelve playwrights have written a response to this issue through history to the present day. The plays are presented in two parts, THEN and NOW, and express a diversity of opinions, stories and perspectives. As part of the debate alongside this the Tricyce Cinema will focus on women in politics around the world, and the gallery will celebrate women in politics over the last 100 years.
For performance schedule download a calendar of events
Two programmes of new plays…
|Fri 4 Jun 2010 - Sat 17 Jul 2010|
|Thu 1 Jul 2010 - Thu 15 Jul 2010|
|Post Performance Discussions|
|Taking place on 1 July, 8 July and 15 July|