The Female of the Species by Joanna Murray-Smith

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About the Play

Inspired by Germaine Greer's experience in 2000 with a female intruder in her home, Joanna Murray-Smith's feminist farce sparks with an intelligence and confidence worthy of Greer herself.

Margot is 'sprinting for a deadline' in her country home when she is confronted by Molly. What appears to be hero-worship slowly takes on a sinister edge as it emerges that Molly blames Margot's ever-changing feminist perspective for ruining her life and killing her mother. The upshot of this 'show down' is never predictable and always hilarious.

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Cast & Creatives

Starring Deborah Kennedy, with Matt Dyktynski, Natalie Holmwood, Alison van Reeken, Igor Sas and Dennis Simmons

Directed by Tom Gutteridge

Set & Costume Design by Caitlin Ryan Lighting Design by Jon Buswell Sound Design by Kingsley Reeve


"…We're used to earnest, worthy, breast-beating plays about feminism, sure, but a funny one? This one is." The Australian

"Get ready for a night of riotous laughter." Have A Go News

full of witty one-liners and farcical characters." Xpress Magazine

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