Monday, 2 April 2007

A play which may be of interest...

I friend of mine has put this play on , which looks interesting it's on until 14 April if your interested. I'm going to go along on Thursday 5th if anyone wnats to join me then :)

The Ladies Cage
The World Premiere of a new play by Maureen McManus. Directed by John Terry. Designed by

In a full-bodied attack on conventional wisdom, Scary Little Girls Productions and acclaimed director John Terry strip away the myths surrounding the ‘Uncrowned King of Ireland’, the Victorian Irish Nationalist leader, Charles Stewart Parnell, in the world premiere of a new play, The Ladies Cage, opening at the Finborough Theatre on 21 March for a four-week run. Uncovering a forgotten piece of women’s history, the play is inspired by the life of his sister, Anna Parnell, and reveals the pivotal role played by women in freeing the Irish from British rule – and themselves from the “ladies cage” that imprisons them…

Acclaimed young director John Terry, Associate Director of the Finborough Theatre, has directed the sell-out Time Out Critics’ Choice Finborough-commissioned productions of Rolf Hochhuth’s Soldiers and Keith Dewhurst’s Lark Rise to Candleford, winner of the Peter Brook Empty Space Mark Marvin Award. Playwright Maureen McManus is also a published poet and journalist. The Ladies Cage has been written with the input of eminent historian and politician
Dr Margaret Ward, author of Unmanageable Revolutionaries: Women and Irish Nationalism, a ground-breaking reassessment of the role of women in the struggle to free Ireland.

Scary Little Girls Productions is an innovative young production company based in London and Cornwall. Its first show was produced in collaboration with the Bristol Old Vic and recent partnerships include art, drama and film projects with the South London Gallery, Glastonbury Festival and the Curzon Cinema Group, as well as two sell-out London shows – The Kisses in 2003 and Maria Stuart in 2005.

Finborough Theatre, The Finborough, 118 Finborough Road, London SW10 9ED
Box Office 0870 4000 838
Wednesday, 21 March – Saturday, 14 April 2007
Tuesday to Saturday Evenings at 7.30pm. Sunday Matinees at 3.30pm.
Tickets £12, £9 concessions. Tuesday Evenings £8 all seats. Saturday evenings £12 all seats.
Previews (21 and 22 March) £8 all seats.
Performance Length: Approximately 2 hours.
The Finborough run is followed by a run at the Manchester Royal Exchange Studio – 27-28 April 2007

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