Southwark Playhouse Theatre, November 2022
Kali Women in War Season

A fantastic piece of theatre

I was very keen on writing a contemporary piece for the season. I researched the war in Iraq through literature, documentaries and personal stories. There were many tropes I wanted to handle. The humanitarian crisis, only just beyond our shores; our history in the Iraq war; women’s differing liberties.

I chose to write a play in which no one was free at the start and see how their journeys unfolded. Choosing to write the play as a Brechtian piece allowed me to tackle elements in a theatrical rather than realistic manner, which I hope heightens the experience for the audience

Following the original reading at Tristan Bates Theatre in 2018, this play has been reshaped and has developed into a universal timeless story.

Audience feedback and reviews

  • Compelling – Riveting –
  • Upsetting – Funny-Fucking awful – Hilarious!
  • This was a fantastic piece of theatre
  • Really Impressive – Loved it
  • Really absorbing play. Actors inhabited their parts in a totally believable way
  • A powerful play and performance that pulled me in with it’s engrossing intricate stories
  • excellent caracterisations combined with clear analysis
  • Fantastic story, timely , pertinent. Very well performed
  • Ambitious Characters with lots of stories to tell.
  • It was powerful and enjoyable (in as far as such material can be enjoyable) The characters were believable. The performances good

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