The Female of the Species
A deliciously wicked comedy that proves that the female of the species is not only deadlier, but funnier than the male. From the author of the West End-hit, Honour.
Thirty years ago Margot Mason, pioneer of the 1970's Women's Liberation movement and fearless academic, wrote her groundbreaking work, The Cerebral Vagina. Numerous best-sellers and international adulation followed, but now she has writer's block.
As she sits in her country house struggling with a deadline, in walks Molly Rivers, student, idealist and daughter of one of Margot's most dedicated followers. Initially flattered, Margot is less pleased when Molly handcuffs her to the desk and pulls a gun...
Joanna Murray-Smith's play The Female of the Species was premiered in Melbourne, Australia, in 2006. This revised version was premiered at the Vaudeville Theatre in the West End in 2008.
'Deliriously funny... I beg you to see it'Sunday Telegraph
'A cracking piece, part hostage drama, part satire, part outrageous farce... hugely entertaining'Telegraph
'A new West End play with a seriously amusing mind of its own'Evening Standard
'The sparkiest, freshest thing on the West End stage this summer... Murray-Smith has Oscar Wilde's gift for one-liners'Daily Mail
10 Jul 2008Size: 199mm x 130mm
24 Jul 2014
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