Told with ‘Shakespearian scope’ (The Scotsman), Twice Over is the tale of two ordinary working women over the few days surrounding the elections in 1983 and 2017.
Eve Simpson and Jane Prinsley’s new piece of pertinent political theatre is ‘carefully crafted and expertly executed’ (The Skinny). After a successful run at The Edinburgh Fringe, the company are embarking on a national tour of their sell out, critically acclaimed production (BBC Radio 4, The Afternoon Show).
We follow two nameless working-class women across time and place, through their universal tale of hardship followed by empowerment. Both women are twenty years old and come from the same home town, but one has ambition which she can act on and the other has responsibility that she must confront.
Through their jobs, studies and engagement, or lack of, with politics, the audience discovers a brief history of women in politics over the last thirty years. Peppered with verbatim, the creative team have interviewed their own mothers and grandmothers, as well as taken quotes from the women in politics who have
As well as May and Thatcher, expect to hear from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Harriet Harman, Jo Cox and Nancy Astor, to name a few. Paired with Simpson’s ‘mesmerising’ original music (Spotlight UK), this is an urgent theatrical experience smashing national and political boundaries.
Price: from £6.00
Venue: Main Auditorium