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    Maryland at WOW

    Sun 13 Mar, 2pm
    Queen Elizabeth Hall
    Literature & poetry
    £15
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    Watch a script-in-hand performance of Lucy Kirkwood’s Maryland at WOW – Women of the World Festival.

    Kirkwood’s play is an immediate, extraordinary, communal rallying cry in response to the normalising of horrific actions being committed against all women and victims of gendered violence.

    ‘This play was for many years a private conversation with myself,’ says Kirkwood. ‘I hesitate to even call it a play when it is simply a howl, a way of expressing what I feel about a culture of violence against women, but I am sharing it because I wonder if it might express a little of what other people feel about it too.’

    Maryland was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre over three weeks with a rolling cast of 50 actors and has been made available for people to stage their own readings around the country.
    The performance is followed by a panel with members of the creative team. More details will be announced soon.

    This performance is presented by the Royal Court Theatre, and is co-directed by Milli Bhatia, Vicky Featherstone and Lucy Morrison.

    Part of WOW – Women of the World Festival.

    Need to know

    Age recommendation

    For ages 14+

    The performance deals with issues around gendered violence, including references to sexual assault and murder.

    Contains sudden, loud sound effects throughout.

    Latecomers are not admitted, so please arrive in advance of the event's listed start time.

    This event is Speech-to-Text transcribed (STT).

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    Dates & times

    Sun 13 Mar, 2pm

    Approximate run time: 75 mins.

    Run times may vary by up to 20 minutes as they can be affected by last-minute programme changes, intervals and encores.

    Price

    • Standard entry£15*
    • Concessions25%**


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