Women, Power and Politics

Women, Power and Politics

The Lioness, Handbagged and Acting Leader directed by Polly Beauwin and the Milliner and the Weaver by Gerald Baker.

This production was nominated for the Cygnet award at the Arts Richmond Swan Awards 2011-2012

 The Lioness by Rebecca Lenkiewicz, this piece tells the story of Queen Elizabeth I.
The Milliner and the Weaver by Marie Jones, the tale of two suffragettes in Ireland who come from very different backgrounds.
Acting Leader by Joy Wilkinson, a relatively contemporary piece about Margaret Beckett and the race for the Labour party leadership.

Handbagged by Moira Buffini, telling the story of two meetings between the Queen and Margaret Thatcher then and now

The Lioness

Elizabeth I – Fran Billington

Neuzer – Paul Huggins

John Knox – Michael Daly

Earl of Essex – Hugh Cox

The Milliner and the Weaver

Elspeth – Genni Trickett

Henrietta – Simone White

Thomas – Paul Huggins


T – Laurie Coombs

Maggie – Nerys Williams

Q – Helen Smith

Liz – Liz Smith

Ronnie Reagan – Martin Vallas

Michael Shea – Michael Daly

Acting Leader

Margaret Beckett – Harriet Muir

Woman – Sophie Flowers