Roaring Girl Debates

Roaring Girls Debates

A series of debates to accompany the season of plays on the Swan stage. 

Few Roles for Women: A Talk with Harriet Walter
Sunday 7 September
Swan Theatre
3 - 3.45pm
Harriet Walter on her personal investigation into why there are fewer satisfying roles for women than men, particularly in classical theatre and for older women.

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Tickets £8 per session. Suitable for ages 16+.

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Few Roles for Women: A Talk with Harriet Walter

Sunday 7 September
Join RSC Associate Artist Harriet Walter on her personal investigation into why there are fewer satisfying roles in theatre for women than there are for men, especially in the classical repertory and especially for older women.

On deciding she is 'now beginning to feel like a repetitive grumpy old moaner', Harriet began to analyse the causes that have led to the lack of roles for women in the theatre, her inquiry led her from ancient Greece to modern Hollywood, via Shakespeare, the Restoration and the kitchen sink. Following Harriet's talk there will be a Q & A with the audience led by Erica Whyman.

As well as having worked extensively in theatre, television, film and radio, Harriet is the author of three books including Facing It: Reflections on Images of Older Women published in 2011.

Swan Theatre
3 - 3.45pm

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Tickets £8 per session. Suitable for ages 16+.

Buy tickets online or call the RSC Ticket Hotline on 0844 800 1110.

Please note: In the event of unforeseen circumstances, alternative speakers may be presented without notice 

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