Pearl, Jan and Linda are enjoying a long-awaited break on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, when a surprise visitor turns up. They haven’t seen Shelley for years, and their retreat becomes a reunion – and pretty soon, a riot.
But a lot has changed since they were last together and, cut off from the mainland, tensions rise with the tide. As the sky darkens, the island grows restless with echoes of the past. Will the four still be friends when dawn breaks?
Following the smash hits Ladies’ Day and Ladies Down Under, Amanda Whittington’s Ladies Unleashed is the third play in her Ladies Trilogy. A moving comedy about friendship, growing older and living for today, it was first performed at Hull Truck Theatre in September 2022, directed by Mark Babych.
The Ladies are back, and amateur theatre companies – as well as their audiences – are sure to delight in their riotous exploits.
‘A joyous comedy… a story that serves every character with humanity… Whittington has created people who are rich with history and bursting with humour and passion. They’re complex, multi-layered, and recognisable… glorious’
— The Stage
‘A comedy-drama tinged with poignancy… Amanda Whittington’s perceptive writing makes it easy for the audience to relate to and grow fond of the characters’
— Yorkshire Times
‘A strong voice, deeply rooted in the community… a fab sense of humour… clever and funny dialogue, paired with some heart-wrenching scenes exploring womanhood and friendship… Ladies Unleashed has something for everyone’
— Hull Is This