15 Heroines

New Drama

15 Heroines

BY FIFTEEN PLAYWRIGHTS.
DIRECTED BY (TO BE ANNOUNCED).
9 November -
14 November 2020

Overview

“Let others praise ancient times. I am glad I was born in these.”

Theseus, Hercules, Ulysses, Jason, Achilles... The island-hopping heroes of classical mythology leave a trail of women - queens, sorcerers, pioneers, poets and politicians - in their swaggering wake. Two thousand years ago, the Roman poet Ovid gave voice to those women in a series of fictional letters called The Heroines.

Now, 15 leading British playwrights draw inspiration from Ovid to dramatise the lives of 15 Heroines. This exclusive online production in partnership with Digital Theatre is filmed live in our empty theatre. Delivered by an outstanding cast in three parts - The War, The Desert and The Labyrinth - 15 Heroines is a landmark theatrical event.

The War tells the untold stories of the Trojan War - Oenone, Hermione, Laodamia, Briseis and Penelope, written by Lettie Precious, Sabrina Mahfouz, Charlotte Jones, Abi Zakarian and Hannah Khalil.

The Desert is about women going their own way - Deianaria, Canace, Hypermestra, Dido and Sappho, written by April De Angelis, Isley Lynn, Chinonyerem Odimba, Stella Duffy and Lorna French.

The Labyrinth is about the women who encountered Jason and Theseus - Ariadne, Phaedra, Phyllis, Hypsipyle and Medea, written by Bryony Lavery, Timberlake Wertenbaker, Samantha Ellis, Natalie Haynes and Juliet Gilkes Romero.


People


April de Angelis
Writer
Stella Duffy
Writer
Samantha Ellis
Writer
Lorna French
Writer
Juliet Gilkes Romero
Writer
Natalie Haynes
Writer
Charlotte Jones
Writer
Hannah Khalil
Writer
Bryony Lavery
Writer
Isley Lynn
Writer
Sabrina Mahfouz
Writer
Chinonyerem Odimba
Writer
Lettie Precious
Writer
Timberlake Wertenbaker
Writer
Abi Zakarian
Writer


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Tickets

9 November -
14 November 2020

Monday to Saturday
7.30pm

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
3.00pm

Running time: 90 minutes.

Tickets for THE WAR
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Tickets for THE DESERT
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Tickets for THE LABYRINTH
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