Women, Power And Politics – Then And Now

Over two sessions, in nine short plays interspersed with verbatim extracts, this ambitious season charts the still inadequate changes to the role of women in the political arena.

From suffragettes in Belfast to a present day politico canvassing a dressing-gowned family on welfare, the experience provides ample food for thought as well as comic insight, particularly in a sequence of handbagged encounters between the queen and Maggie Thatcher. 

The writers are all women, but ironically there isn’t a member of the fair sex in sight in the most accomplished and perhaps most telling contribution – Zinnie Harris’s “The Panel” in which an all-male white board, forced to chose from an all-female shortlist, decides none of the candidates is suitable as the one who perfectly fits the bill is, simply, too good.


Tricycle, Kilburn High Road, NW6 7JR
Tube: Kilburn Tube
020 7328 1000
Until 17th July
£15 for single part, £25 for both parts, £10 midweek matinees

Review: Louise Kingsley