Join the ONCOMM nominated Women’s Writes for three bold short plays written by female playwrights. Named “Empowering” by DIVA Magazine “Politically and socially imperative” by London Theatre Reviews and “redressing the balance” by The Stage Newspaper, this next line up is not to be missed.
Women’s Writes returns with three new plays featuring real, fallible, complex, intelligent, brave women and none of those boring archetypal forms. Featuring new work by Emma Zadow (Writer ‘Jigging’ BBC short film & ‘FRIDGE’ Hope Theatre), Beth May (Playwright, ‘Dungeons and Daddies’ Podcast host & AudioVerse Award Winner for New Improvised Production) and Alex Critoph (Playwright; ‘SKY’ Theatre 503 & Theatre Centre and ‘WASHED’ Brighton Fringe Fest)
Previous writers have explored a range of themes such as the side effects of the contraceptive pill, the experiences of a Tawaif during the Indian War of Independence and female body image.
Women's Writes platforms the work of female and non-binary playwrights. We're bored of those female archetypes we see on stage and screen and are redressing the balance by promoting women writers. We've had sell out shows at The Arcola Theatre, VAULT Festival 2020 and were nominated for an ONCOMM award for the Women's Writes Online Festival. We've been named 'Empowering' by DIVA Magazine, been featured on BBC Radio London and called 'Politically and socially imperative' by London Theatre Reviews.
We are returning to VAULT Festival with a programme of three new short plays...
Press & Reviews
Praise for Women's Writes
OffWestend.com ONCOMM Nominated
GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER; included in 'hottest front room seats for online theatre' roundup 2021
THE STAGE NEWSPAPER 'redressing the balance'
DIVA MAGAZINE 'Empowering'
LONDON THEATRE REVIEWS 'Socially and politically imperative'
DISGRACEFUL MAGAZINE 'Empowering and Inspirational'
Cast & Creative Team THOSE THAT ARE SPECIAL by Emma Zadow
A drag king and a displaced teen find unlikely friendship in an interval that will forever change them...
Emma Zadow's plays have been performed at the Arcola, the Old Red Lion, Camden Fringe Festival, Norwich Arts Centre and Pleasance Theatre. Emma is an alumni playwright from the Soho Theatre Writers Lab and she was shortlisted for the ETPEP Award, Tony Craze Award and is a 2023 Mercury Playwright. Her BBC New Creative short Jigging is on BBC iPlayer and recently won and has been selected for many international film festivals.
Director; Zyrenka Cox (A Thousand Eggs, Arcola)
Starring; Alexandra Ricou (HIS Terectomy) and Natasha Patel (The Witcher, NETFLIX)
THE ENVELOPE PLAY by Beth May
What if science could tell you if your relationship was doomed to fail or fated to succeed? A young couple gets the chance to sneak a peek at their future, but should they take a look?
Beth is a playwright from Los Angeles, listed as one of Phoenix New Times' Top 100 creatives in 2015 and a finalist for its Big Brain Award for her play Earthlings. She also hosts and co-stars in podcast 'Dungeons and Daddies' which won the AudioVerse Award for New Improvised Production.
Director; Melissa-Kelly Franklin (We'll Dance on the Ash of the Apocalypse, Park Theatre)
Starring; Sophie McQuillan (The Labyrinth Diet, Arcola) and Luke Pierre (Bridgerton)
ALL THAT GLITTERS by Alex Critoph
Jessie's got everything sorted. So when her friends hear that the Fab 5 are coming to London they lie about her perfect life in order to get her a spot on her favourite show. However, as she starts to dismantle everything it unravels in a way she never imagined...
Alex has an MA in Creative Writing. Credits include: Sky commissioned by Theatre 503 & Theatre Centre, WASHED at the Brighton Fringe Festival and GIRL for The Miniaturists at the Arcola Theatre.
Director; Jessica Millward (I Can't Hear You, Theatre 503)
Cast; Ella Hunter Clark (Casualty)