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They said she couldn’t do it but she could.
With her determination and spectacular airshows, Bessie Coleman fought the prejudice and scepticism that surrounded her. Her achievements became milestones in the path towards women’s rights and freedom, challenging the assumption that the “fairer sex” lacks the physical and mental stamina for big deeds. Her adventures were as breathtaking, spellbinding and phenomenal as their male counterparts. But where is her story now?
By Leila Nashef
Late on a Saturday, after a Tinder date gone badly wrong, Jess boards a Central line train heading East, to her home of twenty-nine years. Over the course of a long, strange night, her life, loves and friendships begin to unravel. Visited by dreamlike hallucinations of her teenage friends and young romances, Jess confides in the audience. In periods of frank, tender, and in places polemical monologue, her story unfolds and we learn how she has ended up where she is tonight, who she has become, and finally, why she cannot seem to get oﬀ this train.
By Rebecca Prentice
1970s, West Belfast. The British militia prowl the streets. The IRA throw petrol bombs out of car windows. The lads are on edge always looking for the next fight. But what are the girls doing?
Mairead and Sarah are old friends, on different sides. A chance reunion after years apart sees little has changed between them.
Like Honey is a dark comedy about liberation through violence and the consequences of underestimating your opponent.
By Matthew Radway
With his TV show on the ropes, a feckless producer and a dead wife, Richard Hardcastle faces an uphill battle to save his career. But does he even want to? Probably not, but he’ll give it a go anyway.
Written and directed by Matthew Radway and starring a host of British comedy talent. Based on a play originally performed at The Bristol Old Vic.