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Jekyll & Hyde  

From an original work by

Robert Louis Stevenson

~playauthor~Written by~ Evan Placey , Robert Louis Stevenson ~playauthor~From an original work by~ Robert Louis Stevenson

Nick Hern Books, 2017

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 32, Roles: Total (31), Female (22), Male (9), Unassigned (0)

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Summary
...Evan Placey's Jekyll & Hyde is a radical re-imagining of Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1886 gothic novella, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. It was commissioned by the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain, and first performed...

Boudica  

Written by

Tristan Bernays

~playauthor~Written by~ Tristan Bernays

Nick Hern Books, 2017

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 25, Roles: Total (25), Female (6), Male (19), Unassigned (0)

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...Tristan Bernays' play Boudica is a history play in verse that tells the story of Boudica, queen of the British Celtic Iceni tribe in the first century AD. It was first performed at Shakespeare’s Globe, London, on 8 September 2017...

Duck

Written by

Stella Feehily

~playauthor~Written by~ Stella Feehily

Nick Hern Books, 2003

Playtext

Scenes: 20, Roles: Total (12), Female (6), Male (6), Unassigned (0)

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...Stella Feehily's first play Duck is a drama about female friendship set in contemporary Dublin. It was first performed at the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds, on 24 July 2003, in a production by Out of Joint. This production went on national...

In the Workhouse

~playauthor~Written by~ Margaret Wynne Nevinson

Aurora Metro Books, 2009

Aurora Metro Books

Playtext

Roles: Total (8), Female (7), Male (0), Unassigned (1)

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...In the Workhouse was one of the most controversial plays produced by Edy Craig’s Pioneer Players as part of a triple bill with Chris St John’s The First Actress and Cicely Hamilton’s Jack and Jill and a Friend (King’s Hall, 1911...

Code-Switching and Constellations: On Feminist Theatre Criticism

Theatre Criticism : Changing Landscapes

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...Over my years as an academic feminist theatre critic, I’ve proselytized for expanding our work from strictly academic venues into the largest public forums. Given the unequal representation of women artists and critics across disciplines –...

Lara Foot

The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary South African Theatre

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...Tshepang; Hear and Now; Karoo Moose; Solomon and Marion; Fishers of Hope Introduction Lara Foot has been Director and CEO of the Baxter Theatre Centre...
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...In this play by Caryl Churchill, it’s the middle of the high-flying, go-getting 80s in Maggie Thatcher’s England and Marlene finally has something to celebrate – she’s just been made Managing Director of Top Girls Employment Agency...

The Unmanageable Sisters  

Adapted by

Deirdre Kinahan

~playauthor~Written by~ Michel Tremblay , Deirdre Kinahan ~playauthor~Adapted by~ Deirdre Kinahan

Nick Hern Books, 2018

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (15), Female (15), Male (0), Unassigned (0)

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...Deirdre Kinahan's play The Unmanageable Sisters is a version of Michel Tremblay’s 1968 Québécoise comedy, Les Belles-Soeurs, translating the action to 1970s Dublin. It was first performed on 1 March 2018 at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin...

At the Gates

Written by

Anna Alice Chapin

~playauthor~Written by~ Anna Alice Chapin

Aurora Metro Books, 2009

Aurora Metro Books

Playtext

Roles: Total (10), Female (3), Male (6), Unassigned (1)

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...At the Gates dates from and is based on the events of the same year when the Women’s Freedom League picketed the House of Commons from July 5th to October 28th, 1909: “an example of patient endurance which should go far to silence...

Out of Love  

Written by

Elinor Cook

~playauthor~Written by~ Elinor Cook

Nick Hern Books, 2017

Playtext

Scenes: 23, Roles: Total (3), Female (2), Male (1), Unassigned (0)

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...Elinor Cook's Out of Love is a play about friendship, love and rivalry between two women over the course of thirty years. It was first produced by Paines Plough, Theatr Clwyd and Orange Tree Theatre and was first performed on 12 July 2017...