The Female of the Species

Joanna Murray-Smith,

The Female of the Species
 
 

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...

'deliriously funny... I beg you to see it' Sunday Telegraph

'a cracking piece, part hostage drama, part satire, part outrageous farce... hugely entertaining' Telegraph

'a new West End play with a seriously amusing mind of its own' Evening Standard



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