Women, Power & Politics: Now
New plays by Joy Wilkinson, Bola Agbaje, Zinnie Harris, Sam Holcroft, Sue Townsend with verbatim accounts edited by Gillian Slovo
Now and Then can be seen separately and not necessarily in chronological order.
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“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.”
“Characteristically bold and imaginative… a heroic feat of stamina performed by a winningly vivid and versatile company of 12 actors.”
“Iron ladies who are not for ironing…it’s one of the gifts of the Tricycle Theatre to take a debate or event and put flesh on it. A re-education of the audience’s eye takes place in the course of the evening”
“The Tricycle’s 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”
by Joy Wilkinson
After the sudden death of John Smith, Margaret Beckett finds herself hurled into the position of Acting Leader of the Opposition, and the sole female candidate in the race to lead the party. She embarks on her campaign with the support of Clare Short in the contest that saw the birth of New Labour.
by Zinnie Harris
The last candidate has just left the room and the door is shut. The clock is ticking, there’s a train to catch, and the panel must decide who to appoint. But what is really motivating them, and whose agenda will prevail?
PLAYING THE GAME
by Bola Agbaje
Election time. The Students’ Association needs a new President, and Akousa’s achingly cool flatmates are certain she is perfect for the position. How can they persuade her, and how much is she willing to compromise?
by Sam Holcroft
Two careers hang in the balance. Self-made millionaire Kim Keen is one of the most successful businesswomen in the country. As she prepares to launch her latest range on national television an unexpected visitor arrives in her dressing room with a different set of priorities to promote.
YOU, ME AND Wii
by Sue Townsend
In a council house in a small Leicestershire town, Vincent’s skiing on the Wii, Sheila’s feeding her granddaughter McKenzie, and Kerry’s getting on with the ironing. None of them are planning on voting in the election, but when Selina Snow rings the doorbell to canvas, perhaps she can change their minds, or they can change hers.
by Gillian Slovo
From leading politicians, edited from interviews she has recently conducted.