Will she stop the baby crying? Exact revenge on the school bully? Fall in love and be loved? Protest to change the world? Accept advice from her mother’s friends? Come to terms with an unexpected illness? Grow old with dignity?
SHE is an enthralling new play, inspired by The Seven Ages of Man speech in Shakespeare’s As You Like It.
Charting the experiences of different women from childhood to old age, these stories, each with an intriguing twist, are visceral, poignant, and laced with humour.
THE STORIES IN SHE
SHE: Baby ‘She’ is proving a handful for her troubled mother, Scarlett. When Coralie, Scarlett’s sister turns up asking questions about the true identity of the baby’s father, adecision has to be made to do what’s best for the baby. Genre: Drama, Menace Themes Sibling rivalry, truth and lies, the nature of kindness.
NUNKHEAD: Two friends, Jess a successful geneticist PhD student and Marlene an interior design student have booked a meal at their local restaurant to exact revenge on their school bully, Nunkhead, who is working there. Things don’t quite go according to plan
LOVERS: ‘The path of true love never did run smoothly’. And it doesn’t for two young women, who overcoming with their feelings, and fears of being taken advantage of.
WARRIORS FOR HUMANITY: A climate activist on a mission to put an end to war meets a young veteran in an MPs surgery
MOTHER’S FRIENDS: An artist, Tasha and her friend, data analyst Eleanor, have reached a stage in their lives when they must make a decision about what they are going to do going forwsard. They arrange a séance to ask the advice of Tasha’s mother’s friends.
WIDOWED: Two sisters, Ruby and Pearl and a sat nav, are driving to visit their recently widowed Mum. They have some pressing news to give her
CHILDISHNESS AND MERE OBLIVION: Two drama students explore the joys indignities of old age in an improvisation exercise.