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Theatre Uncut: Women On Power (Theatre Uncut)

By | Published on Thursday 16 August 2018

Every year, Theatre Uncut commissions short plays based around a political theme, and three of these plays are then given readings in the Traverse bar. Each play interrogates female power in a different way: ‘Mortar’ is a chilling look at a woman in financial difficulty who takes a free room – in exchange for once-weekly sex; ‘The Power Of Plumbing’ is a stirring monologue about a successful female plumber in a dystopian drought; while ‘Nobody’ sees students rebel against archaic institutions of power. Each play is thought-provoking and followed by a fascinating panel discussion. The only problem is that the audience is not at all reflective of society. Theatre Uncut should be finding ways to make these powerful performances accessible to a much wider range of people.

Traverse Theatre, until 13 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Marni Appleton]