Ladies was inspired by the very real and very fraught campaign at the turn of the 20th Century to build a ladies’ loo just outside Camden Town tube. Restricted toilet facilities for women were causing social, political and economic problems at the time, to address the issue a proposal to build a women’s public convenience on Park St was made to the St Pancras Vestry council, and greeted with unsurprising but enthusiastic horror. The story behind this radio play is very real, though these characters have been created purely for your titillation. Starring Alison Steadman.
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LADIES was recorded live at The Lion & Unicorn Theatre on 19th December 2016.
Starring: Alison Steadman as Ines, Jessica Dennis as Eloise, Sarah Whitehouse as Tilda, Geoffrey Whitehead as Councillor Smith, Stephen Critchlow as The Pie Shop Man and Hobart, David Timson as Edward, Rachel Atkins as Lottie and Adam Hall as Officer Wilkins, Paperboy and Morgue Attendant
Laura Harvey, Writer
Cherry Cookson, Director
Mariele Runacre-Temple, Producer
Tshari King, Live sound and post-production
Isabel Newbury, Sound
Jessica Bowles, Live Sound Effects
Gareth Brown, Lighting & Technical Support
Running Time: 1 hr, 15 seconds
‘Wunderland. It’s a place in the nether regions, a manky magical kingdom, the site of many wange and stronderful things. A wok of weirdness’.
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