The Boadicea of Britannia Street
by Ade Morris
Full Length Play, Comedy / 4f
Widow, poet and cat-lover Fran Lamb, a writer for local newspapers the 'Winkham Weekly Snooze,' decides to start up her own creative writing group. She is joined at the Winkham Memorial Institute by panicked P.E. teacher Penny, shy librarian Janet, and Annie, a housewife whose mysterious anxiety causes her to substitute the correct words for entirely the wrong ones.
From this uncompromising beginning, the four women soon form plans to write and perform a play about Boadicea, ancient East Anglican Queen and feminist icon, 'Boadicea, Britannia, it's all the same thing, British womanhood in full armour!'
Over the course of several weeks, home truths are gradually shared along with tea and vodka, and soon Fran, Janet, Penny and Annie find themselves needing to draw on heroic reserves of their own.
The Boadicea of Britannia Street is a funny and very touching play about female friendship by the author of Micky Salberg's Crystal Ballroom Dance Band and I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls.
- Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.
- Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
- Setting: Winkham Memorial Hall
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
- All Female