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Event Series Event Series: In the Company of Women

In the Company of Women

19th March 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

07778 211 560

Seven women, three plays all in one night. Tuesday 15th to Saturday 19th March 2016 inclusive Bar opens 7.30pm ; Show starts at 8pm; Tickets £10. Booking on-line via http://www.danarts.org/ (Development of the Arts in Northwich) or phone Davenham Players Box Office 01606 259596

Rise & Shine (stars Kelly Cowley)  Medea (with Vanessa Duffy, Denise Barry, Sue Elliott, Andrea Scott and Jo Oultram). Both these short plays by Dario Fo & Franca Rame. Also on the same night Laura Elizabeth Bason will star in Where do Little Birds Go? by Camilla Whitehill.

The show is called “In the Company of Women” : it is all about women and their lot in life, their struggles and fight for identity from Medea (based on the mythic story of Jason & Medea). Rise & Shine a factory worker with a child and sleeping partner trying to get ready for work in her crowded life and Where do little birds go about Lucy who gets caught up in 60s London as a teenager and is used by the Kray twins as a woman to “amuse” mad axeman Frank Mitchell while he is holed up in a London flat after being broken out of prison by the Krays.

Franca Rame writing about her 2 plays says “The pieces are comic, grotesque, on purpose. First of all because we women have been crying for two thousand years. So let’s laugh now, even at ourselves.”

Extract from critics about Where do Little Birds Go?:

That day in the pub, the day I first saw them, they were dressed identically. Dark wool coats, smart hats. The whole pub went quiet. It’s 1966. Lucy Fuller is 18 years old. She likes musicals and make up, and her job at Winston’s night club. One night Lucy is kidnapped by the Kray twins and locked in a flat with an escaped murderer. This is the terrifying story of Lucy’s time with Ronnie, Reggie, and Frank “The Mad Axeman” Mitchell. Where do little birds go? is a colourful and poignant tale of crime, kidnap and lost innocence in the heart of the 1960s East End.

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