Tickets To The Female Of The SpeciesPosted on: 25 July 2008 by Gareth Hargreaves
Eileen Atkins, Anna Maxwell Martin and Sophie Thompson star in Joanna Murray-Smith's comedy.
Roger Michell directs a cast led by Eileen Atkins in Joanna Murray-Smith's latest play, The Female of the Species, at the Vaudeville Theatre. Joining Atkins are Paul Chahidi, Anna Maxwell Martin, Con O'Neill, Sophie Thompson and Sam Kelly.
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Margot Mason is a literary giant on a deadline. When an uninvited fan arrives unexpectedly at her home, followed by her family and friends, Margot's feminist world begins to spiral hilariously out of control.
A fading female writer on a deadline, a crazed fan holding a gun and a grudge, a dippy daughter who's misplaced her kids, her dull husband who wants to kick-start his wife's sex drive, an angry taxi driver who didn't get a tip and a desperate publisher willing to publish anything at all come together in 90 minutes of handcuffs and insults.
‘The sparkiest, freshest thing on the West End Stage’ - Daily Mail
‘Wickedly clever… Deadly funny’ - Evening Standard
‘A cracking piece, part hostage drama, part satire, part outrageous farce’ - Daily Telegraph
‘Murray-Smith has Oscar Wildes’s gift for one liners. A piercingly naughty satire’ - Daily Mail
The Female of the Species is on at Vaudeville Theatre, 404 The Strand, London, WC2R 0NH, from 16th July 2008, booking until 4th October 2008.
Performances: Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm, matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2.30pm
Running time: 90 minutes straight through without an interval
Tickets: £22 to £47.50 plus concessions and booking fee. There will be a limited number of day seats at £15 each which will go on sale at the Vaudeville Box Office at 10am on the day of the performance.
Box Office: 0844 412 4663
Competition Terms & Conditions
Prize tickets are valid for Monday to Thursday performances until 28th August 2008.
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