Will she stop the baby crying, exact revenge on the school bully, fall in love and be loved, protest to change the world, accept advice from her mother’s friends, come to terms with an unexpected illness, and grow old with dignity? Loosely inspired by The Seven Ages of Man speech in Shakespeare’s As You Like It, SHE is an enthralling play, comprised of seven short plays, for between two and fourteen versatile actors. Charting the experiences of different women from childhood to old age, these stories, each with an intriguing twist, are visceral, poignant and laced with humour.
SHE, comprising seven duologues, was first produced by Theatre Accord in association with The Production Exchange, and first performed at the Tara Theatre, London on 9 February 2023 . Then on tour to Cheltenham Everyman, Midlands Arts Centre, The Belgrade Coventry, The Theatre Royal Winchester, Swindon Arts Centre, The Lighthouse Poole, The Merlin Frome, The Phoenix Exeter, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford and the Omnibus in Clapham.
"Enthralling scenes from the seven ages of women
Anthony Clark’s series of short plays forms an eloquent
meditation on life, mortality and the passage of time" - The Guardian ****
203mm x 127mm