10 stories. 5 performers. 1 riotous celebration of History’s Heroines.
Pick up your average history textbook and you’d be forgiven for thinking the only people who did anything up to the 20th century were white men. We’re setting out to redress the balance.
Written by Lizzie Milton and directed by Nastazja Somers, 10 celebrates the all too often unacknowledged achievements of ten extraordinary and influential women. 10 explores the unique prejudices and obstacles women face.
Including the stories of Æthelflæd, Mary Prince, Princess Caraboo, Mary Seacole, Ada Lovelace, Constance Markievicz, Gwen John, Noor Inayat Khan, Joan Clarke and Brenda Procter.
Writer – Lizzie Milton.
Lizzie Milton is a playwright and storyteller making queer, feminist theatre in London. Credits: THE BREAKS IN YOU AND I, The Hope Theatre (September 2016), VAULT Festival (Jan-Feb 2017); SLOW RIPENING FRUIT, Bechdel Theatre, The Bunker (July 2017). She has an MA in Writing for Performance and Dramaturgy from Goldsmiths and recently completed Writer’s Lab at Soho Theatre.
Director – Nastazja Somers.
Originally from Poland, Nastazja is a London based feminist theatremaker. She is the founder of HerStory: Intersectional feminist festival and co-founder of DANGEROUS SPACE an all female company. Credits include THE QUIET RIOT, SLOW RIPPENING FRUIT (The Bunker 2017), THAT WAS ALL (Southwark Playhouse 2017) and THINGS THAT DO NOT C(0)UNT (VAULT Festival 2018). Nastazja is currently studying MA in Applied Theatre at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Company - Snatchback is an audio and theatre company committed to improving the representation of women. It was set up by Beth Eyre, with some help from Helena Franklin, Richard Welbirg and David K. Barnes. Previous productions include: TIMOTHY, VAULT Festival (2018); DRAYTON TRENCH, Wireless Theatre (AUDIO). Snatchback company members, regardless of their own gender, are united in their aim of improving female representation on stage.
Joyous Gard – Joyous Gard is a theatre company co-directed by Beth Eyre and Joe Eyre. Their previous projects include 3 New Plays at VAULT ’18, a celebration of new writing, featuring TIGER by Joe Eyre, I HAVE A MOUTH AND I WILL SCREAM by Abi Zakarian (People’s Choice Award Winner), and TIMOTHY by David K. Barnes. Most recently, they produced a sold-out run of CROCODILE (Highly Commended Award, VAULT ’17), by Joe Eyre, at the Old Red Lion Theatre as part of this year’s London Horror Festival.
Writer: Lizzie Milton
Director: Nastazja Somers
Producers: Beth Eyre & Joe Eyre & Richard Welbirg
Sound design: Nicola Chang
Lighting designer: Rajiv Pattani
Cast: Pamela Jikiemi, Beth Eyre, Naomi Knox, Rebecca Crankshaw, Lydia Bakelmun
Praise for previous work
Praise for Things That Do Not C(o)unt (Nastazja Somers)
A Younger Theatre ‘rich in potential... an inspiring take of women bruised by womanhood’
Broadway World 4* ‘A daring and bold feminist one-woman play, it explores female sexuality and body issues unabashedly’
Praise for Timothy (Snatchback)
Miro Magazine ‘snappy writing and unnerving delivery’
Praise for The Breaks in You and I (Lizzie Milton)
A Younger Theatre ‘Beautiful, charming and downright crude... utterly captivating’
Broadway World 4* ‘Fast paced and vivid... an entertaining and engrossing show’