The ASCENT of WOMAN

The ASCENT of WOMAN
Lives of extraordinary women – through their own extraordinary words.

Inspired by the BBC TV series The Ascent of Woman (written and presented by historian Dr Amanda Foreman); the release of the film Suffragette (directed by Sarah Gavron and written by Abi Morgan); and the launch of the Women’s Equality Party in the UK; this subject has never been more timely.

This devised play celebrates the creativity and life-force of six individual women from across the last 140 years, who each, in their own time-period, and in their own way, have questioned the paths that seemed to be laid out for them; leading lives that challenged – and in some cases continue to challenge – the status-quo.

The Ascent of Woman

The Ascent of Woman

It is based on the researches of six members of the post-graduate Diploma in Acting, in their final term: led and directed by tutor Lindsay Richardson.
The six women chosen by our actors:
Barbara (Monique Serf)
Camille Claudel
Isabelle Eberhardt
Tracey Emin
Frida Kahlo
Anaïs Nin

The Ascent of Woman

The Ascent of Woman

This is the first presentation of this work, and (along with Barren Spring – directed by Giles Foreman) is one of two final-week productions featuring students from the postgraduate-level Intensive Acting Programme.