Women Without Men


Ireland in the 1930s. When enthusiastic young teacher Jean Wade arrives at Malyn Park Private School, she thinks she's landed on her feet: lively pupils, cosy staffroom, and a room of her own.
Women Without Men at Finborough Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Finborough Theatre
Starts: Tuesday 28 April 2020
Closes: Saturday 23 May 2020
Running time:2 hrs 00 mins
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


A stunning early play by a pioneer female playwright, Women Without Men was originally produced at the Gate Theatre, Dublin in 1938, and was first rediscovered by Mint Theatre Company in New York City in 2016 where it was nominated for the Lucille Lortel Award and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival of a Play.


This production marks the play's first UK production, and the first European production for more than eighty years. ??


This production of Women Without Men is part of an ongoing informal sharing partnership between the Finborough Theatre and the Mint Theatre Company, New York City (Artistic Director Jonathan Bank), which, like the Finborough Theatre, specialises in bringing forgotten plays to a new audience.


Previous productions include the Mint Theatre's 2014 revival of John Van Druten's London Wall, following its rediscovery at the Finborough Theatre in 2013.


Synopsis


“Look at us.


A small group of women all cooped up together with no release from each other save in the privacy of our bedrooms.


Women brought together not by liking, but by the necessity of earning our living."


Ireland in the 1930s.


When enthusiastic young teacher Jean Wade arrives at Malyn Park Private School, she thinks she's landed on her feet: lively pupils, cosy staffroom, and a room of her own.


But her high ideals and friendly manner bring her into conflict with the sharp-tongued staff, whose cloistered existences are consumed by jealousy, bickering and petty feuds.


When a colleague's precious manuscript is destroyed, Jean's future comes under threat, but she soon realises the truth isn't always black and white.


With a cast of eleven women and an all-female production team, Women Without Men is a frank, affecting picture of working women in a man's world.


Laced with biting wit, it asks just what women must sacrifice to preserve their independence?


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Theatre


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118 Finborough Road
London SW10 9ED

Box office tel: 0844 847 1652

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 28 April 2020

Press night:Thursday 30 April 2020

Closes:Saturday 23 May 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:

Saturday - 3-00pm

Sunday - 3-00pm


Intervals:1

Tickets


Previews:
£14

Standard:

Prices until 10 May 2020:

£18

except Tuesday Evenings £16 all seats, and Friday and Saturday evenings £18 all seats.


Prices from 12 May 2020:

Tickets £20

except Tuesday Evenings £18 all seats, and Friday and Saturday evenings £20 all seats. 


Concessions:

Prices until 10 May 2020:

£16 concessions


£10 tickets for Under 30's for performances from Tuesday to Sunday of the first week when booked online only.


£14 tickets for residents of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea on Saturday, 2 May 2020 when booked online only.


Prices from 12 May 2020:

£18 concessions


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Cast


To be announced

Creatives


Author: Hazel Ellis
Director: Laura Jayne Bateman
Production: Early Bird in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre

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