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Dolls: Life in Plastic, Is It Fantastic?

Part of WOW – Women of the World

Can 21st-century dolls help in the fight for gender equality, or is the industry firmly stuck in the 1950s?

You might have played with a doll, changed its nappy or pushed it around in a mini pram.

You might have even given your daughter a doll and then questioned whether it's the right thing to do.

Even if you don't know it yet, you have an opinion about dolls.

Explore whether life in plastic really is fantastic with our panel of experts.

The event is chaired by feminist author and journalist, Bee Rowlatt.

Panelists to be announced.

Dates & times

7 Mar 2020
Approximate run time: 60 mins
Run times may vary, find out more


Queen Elizabeth Hall


Included in Pass

need to know

Day passes are available for Friday and Saturday. Each day features a different line-up, so you can buy passes for both or attend just one.

This event is part of WOW Friday Pass, which gives you access to a packed programme of talks, workshops and more across Southbank Centre all day.

WOW Friday Pass
WOW Saturday Pass

Southbank Centre takes a strong view on secondary ticketing. We require the lead booker to attend (photo ID may be requested). Tickets can only be resold by Southbank Centre or one of its authorised agents.

Access information
There are roving British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters available on the day. Please ask at the Access Desk, next to the Ticket Office, Level 2, Royal Festival Hall, for more information.

To join our free Access Scheme and find out more about these services, call our Ticket Office on 020 3879 9555 or email
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