A deliciously wicked comedy that proves that the female of the species is not only deadlier, but funnier than the male. From the author of the West End-hit, Honour.
Thirty years ago Margot Mason, pioneer of the 1970’s Women’s Liberation movement and fearless academic, wrote her groundbreaking work, The Cerebral Vagina. Numerous best-sellers and international adulation followed, but now she has writer’s block.
As she sits in her country house struggling with a deadline, in walks Molly Rivers, student, idealist and daughter of one of Margot’s most dedicated followers. Initially flattered, Margot is less pleased when Molly handcuffs her to the desk and pulls a gun…
Joanna Murray-Smith’s play The Female of the Species was premiered in Melbourne, Australia, in 2006. This revised version was premiered at the Vaudeville Theatre in the West End in 2008.
‘Deliriously funny… I beg you to see it’
— Sunday Telegraph
‘A cracking piece, part hostage drama, part satire, part outrageous farce… hugely entertaining’
‘A new West End play with a seriously amusing mind of its own’
— Evening Standard
‘The sparkiest, freshest thing on the West End stage this summer… Murray-Smith has Oscar Wilde’s gift for one-liners’
— Daily Mail