What inspired award-winning comedian Katy Brand to make her playwriting debut with inter-generational, feminist comedy 3Women? Find out with this fantastic video interview with Brand at Trafalgar Studios 2, where the four-hander receives its premiere from 15 May – and then get booking!
3Women explores the relationships between three generations of the same family – grandmother Eleanor (65), mother Suzanne (40) and granddaughter Laurie (18), played by Anita Dobson, Debbie Chazen and Maisie Richardson-Sellers respectively. On the eve of Suzanne’s wedding, they’re brought together in a hotel room for a night of tensions and revelations in this darkly comic and pertinent exploration of what it means to be a woman.
From generation to generation, mother to daughter, this female-led play explores what it means to be a woman in the 21st century and the consequences of the generational gap on our attitudes, cultural expectations and family dynamic. When the show was first announced, Katy Brand commented:
“3Women is a play I have been hoping to write for several years, but now that feminism and women’s rights are at the very forefront of the global conversation, I wanted to really explore those issues from the point of view of three generations of women, and how they interact and intersect within the same family.”
The women are joined in the cast by Ollie Greenall. The premiere production is directed by Michael Yale, with designs by Zahra Mansouri and lighting by Nic Farman. The play is produced by Stage Traffic Productions, who had a hit at the same address last year with Jordan Tannahill’s Late Company, transferred from the Finborough Theatre.
3Women runs from 15 May to 9 June 2018 at London’s Trafalgar Studios, 14 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY. Performances are Monday to Saturdays at 7.45pm, with Thursday and Saturday matinees at 3pm. Tickets are priced £20-£30. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!
The play is about more than politics and views on feminism generally, says Katy Brand. It’s also about “just being a woman out in the world contending with different pressures and expectations”. We hear you, sister!
— 3Women The Play (@3WomenThePlay) April 26, 2018