An evening of short plays all on the theme of ‘endings’ performed at the Old Red Lion, May 2019.
Our sell-out show at Southwark Playhouse was a huge success and received excellent feedback from the audience and industry alike. ROAR were thrilled to work with so many up-and-coming directors and actors as part of this project.
The ambitious show was created to explore and celebrate 100 years of women’s suffrage – from explosive munitions factories in WW1 to the flour-bombs of the 1970 Miss World Contest to the challenges faced by young women today.
‘100 Years’ was a riotous, heartfelt journey through the century since women were first trusted with a tiny pencil and the privacy of the polling booth.
Inspired by a true story, this period piece follows Letty as she campaigns for the right to vote and then learns about the hardships faced by unmarried mothers. This 30-minute stand-alone play, written by Meg Toogood, was created as part of the ‘100 Years’ project.
This surreal comedy was inspired by the real-life events of the 1970 Miss World contest where British feminism flour-bombed itself into existence. This piece incorporated verbatim Bob Hope recordings from the contest itself. This 30-minute stand-alone play, written by Stevie Cooke, was created as part of the ‘100 Years’ project.
This warm drama looks at the issues faced by young women today and asks what it takes to keep on fighting for equality. This piece used original music composed by Seisha Butler. This 30-minute stand-alone play, written by Meg Toogood and Stevie Cooke, was created as part of the ‘100 Years’ project.