About 500, which takes its title from the number of ovulations a woman is likely to have in her life, finally gets its live premiere this month, rescheduled after two Vault Festival cancellations. Writer and director Simona Hughes took time out of rehearsals to tell us more about the show and its journey.
NEWS: Twice-cancelled Vault show About 500 gets premiere at Union & Omnibus Theatres
About 500, Simona Hughes’ acclaimed play about women’s infertility, finally gets its live premiere this month with limited dates at London’s Union and Omnibus Theatres. Time to get booking!
Are the OnComms the template for theatrical awards in ‘the new normal’?
The current circumstances mean that there are questions about whether there will even be a usual theatre awards season next winter/spring, especially as there may, ostensibly, be little to give awards for. However, one scheme has stepped blinking into the light.
“Many women will say … you just don’t feel like a proper woman”: Simona Hughes on writing Vault Festival fertility drama About 500
“Feminism has emancipated us and raised our expectations, but unfortunately in the process we have found ourselves yoked to a timetable that ignores the constraints of our biological clocks.” Read what Simona Hughes told us about why she wrote her new play exploring the fertility timebomb, About 500, then book your tickets!
NEWS: Fertility tale About 500 receives UK premiere at VAULT Festival
Simona Hughes’ new play about eggs, time and the cruel lack of both, About 500, will premiere as part of London’s Vault Festival later this spring. Time to book your tickets!