3Women, the debut play by the award-winning comedian and writer Katy Brand, will premiere at Trafalgar Studios 2, starring Anita Dobson, Debbie Chazen, Maisie Richardson-Sellers and Oliver Greenall. Got your tickets yet?
The premiere of 3Women, directed by Michael Yale and presented by Stage Traffic Productions after their success with last year’s Late Company, runs from 15 May to 9 June 2018, with a press night on 18 May,
3Women explores the relationships between three generations of the same family, brought together in one hotel room, in a 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.
Katy Brand said:
“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.”
3Women is directed by Michael Yale, with designs by Zahra Mansouri, lighting by Nic Farman, and is produced by Stage Traffic Productions.
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!
Katy Brand (Writer) is one of Britain’s leading comics, receiving the British Comedy Award for the Best Female Comedy Breakthrough Artist in 2008. Also a successful actress and writer, Katy is most well-known for Channel 4’s Comedy Lap Slap (2006) and the hilarious ITV hit ‘Katy Brand’s Big Ass Show’ (2007), where she won two awards including Best Newcomer at the 2008 British Comedy Awards. She has also starred alongside Emma Thompson in Nanny McPhee and The Big Bang (2010), as well as TV favourites such as Never Mind The Buzzcocks (2010) and Peep Show (2006). Katy’s comedy panache has also transferred into a talent for storytelling, with her novel Brenda Monk is Funny (2014) becoming a firm favourite with audiences and fellow writers alike. Here, her flair for writing, observation and comic ability fuse together in perfect harmony to create her debut play 3Women.
Anita Dobson (Eleanor) is an Olivier Award-nominated television, theatre and film actress. Dobson’s many stage appearances include Budgie (Cambridge Theatre); Three Sisters (Royal Court); Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (National Theatre); Kvetch (Garrick Theatre); My Lovely… Shayna Maidel (The Ambassadors Theatre); Charley’s Aunt (Aldwych Theatre); The Pajama Game (Victoria Palace Theatre); The Vagina Monologues (Arts Theatre/UK Tour); The Island Of Slaves (Lyric Hammersmith); Frozen (National Theatre); Chicago (Adelphi Theatre); Thoroughly Modern Millie (Shaftesbury Theatre); Hamlet (New Ambassadors Theatre/UK Tour); Hello Dolly (Theatre Royal Lincoln/ UK Tour); Kurt Weill’s opera The Silver Lake (Wexford Festival); Calendar Girls (Noël Coward Theatre); Two Sisters (Eastbourne and Brighton); Sleeping Beauty (Richmond Theatre); Strictly Come Dancing Live!; Bette and Joan (Arts Theatre); The Merry Wives Of Windsor (RSC), Steven Berkoff’s production of Oedipus (Edinburgh Festival at the Pleasance Grand.); Carnival Of The Animals; Crush – A Girl’s Own Musical; Follies (Royal Albert Hall); She Stoops To Conquer (Theatre Royal, Bath); Wicked (Apollo Victoria Theatre) and most recently The Shadow Factory (Nuffield Southampton). As Angie Watts in EastEnders, Dobson was one of the most popular characters on television, winning her a number of awards.
Debbie Chazen’s (Suzanne) credits include: The Girls (Phoenix Theatre/UK tour); A Lovely Sunday For Creve Coeur (Coronet Print Room); Listen, We’re Family (Wilton’s Music Hall); The Duck House (Vaudeville Theatre); A Little Hotel On The Side (Theatre Royal Bath); Open Court: The President Has Come To See You, Mint, Untitled Matriarch Play and In Basildon (Royal Court); Calendar Girls (Noel Coward Theatre/UK tour); The Girlfriend Experience (Royal Court/Young Vic/Plymouth); Cinderella (Old Vic); The Cherry Orchard (Sheffield Crucible); Dick Whittington (Barbican); Crooked (Bush Theatre); A Prayer For Owen Meaney and Mother Clap’s Molly House (National Theatre and West End); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Noël Coward Theatre); and The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice (Salisbury Playhouse).
Maisie Richardson-Sellers’ (Laurie) theatre credits include: Mephisto (Oxford Playhouse), and They Will Be Red and For Coloured Girls Who Have Considered Suicide (Oxford University).
Oliver Greenall (Waiter) is an actor, writer and director. He was born in Scotland and trained at PACE Youth Theatre. During his final year of school, he was scouted by the model agency Models 1 and worked on various international campaigns for some of the largest fashion houses in the world. He went on to study at Glasgow University and received a BA in filmmaking and screenwriting at UWS. In 2015, he wrote and directed his first short film Directions, which was screened at festivals all around the world. Greenall will be making his West End debut at the Trafalgar Studios in 3Women.