Women, Power & Politics: Then
New plays by Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Marie Jones, Moira Buffini and Lucy Kirkwood 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.”
“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.”
THE MILLINER AND THE WEAVER
by Marie Jones
Henrietta, from Belfast and Elspeth, from Dublin are unlikely comrades. The Suffragette movement binds them together, but as the question of Home Rule divides Ireland, will national politics tear them apart?
by Moira Buffini
For over a decade Margaret Thatcher met the Queen for a weekly audience. With all her previous Prime Ministers the Queen enjoyed a fairly informal relationship, but with Mrs Thatcher, things were different. Handbagged speculates on the relationship between these two very powerful and private women.
by Rebecca Lenkiewicz
Elizabeth I described herself as Queen, King and Prince, thriving in a male world and saving the country from debt and wars. Self-proclaimed wife and mother to England, her virgin status was part of her myth, as she consistently refused marriage citing herself as already taken. Here we see Elizabeth as both a woman and a leader and follow her encounters with two men, John Knox, the ultimate misogynist and Essex, her favourite.
by Lucy Kirkwood
The protests at Greenham Common were a political landmark of the eighties. But how much did Greenham impact the fight for nuclear disarmament, the progress of the women’s movement and the culture of protest itself? What is the legacy of Greenham Common?…‘It’s very easy to laugh at passion’.
by Gillian Slovo
From leading politicians, edited from interviews she has recently conducted.