Programme A

A thrilling evening of two short plays by Alice Birch and Timberlake Wertenbaker, directed by Erica Whyman, are performed in repertoire by the same cast in The Other Place at The Courtyard Theatre.

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The Ant and the Cicada by Timberlake Wertenbaker 

A mysterious investor has set his sights on a prime piece of Greek real estate. Owned by two sisters whose lives and beliefs are at odds, and with debts rising all the time, the property's future is uncertain.

In a Greek tragedy, everybody loses.

Through the struggle between two very different sisters for control of their family home, Timberlake Wertenbaker's new play explores why we are willing to let the home of art and democracy crumble as the rest of Europe looks on.

Running time: 1 hour 10 minutes (followed by a 20 minute interval before Revolt. She said. Revolt again)

Revolt. She said. Revolt again.
By Alice Birch

You are expected to behave…

        Use the right words

                Act appropriately

                        Don't break the rules

                                Just behave

This play is not well behaved

Alice Birch examines the language, behaviour and forces that shape women in the 21st century and asks what's stopping us from doing something truly radical to change them.

Please note this production contains strong language and scenes of a sexual nature

Running time: 1 hour

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Image of Alice Birch and Timberlake Wertenbaker by Helen Maybanks

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