New writing celebrates women throughout history
Old Bag Theatre Company is proud to Present ‘Quartette’ by Nancy Jones, Judith Howard, Elaine Miles and Clare Reddaway. ‘Quartette’ is the name of the production which features four new plays written by women, about women highlighting how women have often been underestimated and misrepresented throughout history. In a time where male celebrities such as Patrick Stewart and Dustin Hoffman declare their support for the feminist movement, Quartette explores the lives of some of this country’s misrepresented and exploited women both past and present in this thought provoking piece by the Old Bag Theatre Company. Old Bag Theatre co-founder Charlotte Howard said “This is our first big production and we’re so excited and truly humbled by the incredible talent that is involved in Quartette. This is a must-see show, funny and sad, entertaining and informative, it will send you home thinking!”
Quartette will be performed at the Rondo Theatre from Wednesday 3rd to Saturday 6th February 2016 doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.
Old Bag Theatre Company was set up in 2015 by Charlotte Howard and Julie Butterworth in response to a lack of roles for older women in local theatre. The aim of the company is to improve confidence and theatre skills through workshops, play readings and full productions. Quartette is made up of four new plays written especially for Old Bag Theatre Company:
Reginacide – By Judith Howard – On the eve of their executions the personal stories of three English Queens unfold.
Women on the Verge of Extraordinary Recognition – By Nancy Jones – Virginia Woolf is asked to write a play for the WI village fete. Desperate for inspiration she gets more than she bargained for when four women turn up all with extraordinary life stories to tell.
The Angel of Peckham – By Clare Reddaway – The collapse of Kids Company was one of the great scandals of 2015 but who exactly is Camila Batmanghelidjh? Her charismatic life is dynamically retold using her own words, and the words of those around her.
In the Line of Fire – By Elaine Miles A war correspondent and her sister are locked in conflict. How to balance professional and family responsibilities when the air strikes start?
Together the four plays examine women’s roles throughout history and take a look at a variety of events, real and fictional, from the women’s perspective.
Tickets are £8 and £10 and are available through Ticketsource https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/rondotheatre or by telephone 0333 666 3366 a booking fee applies.
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