As their husbands clash over an international crisis,
the first ladies of France and America find themselves
alone together in a side room.
Friends, or enemies? When the stakes are so high,
can they trust each other?
Can they trust their husbands?
Award-winning stage and screen actor Zoë Wanamaker is re-united with director Nicholas Hytner for her Bridge debut. Zrinka Cvitešić returns to the London stage after her Olivier award-winning performance in Once.
Irish playwright Nancy Harris won acclaim for Our New Girl at the Bush and the Stewart Parker award for her first full-length play No Romance in 2012.
Zoë Wanamaker and Zrinka Cvitešić attempt to seize power at a summit meeting in Nancy Harris’s provocative play
Harris' text feels blurry as if it has been forced through someone else's imagination
With First Ladies this compelling, who needs the Presidents?
First Lady drama loses its way with an implausible plot and stodgy dialogue
Tale of two presidential wives needs a few more drafts
Excellent acting in a play that tickles the senses by morphing from one genre to another
A fine cast
Flat drama imagining a meeting between the first ladies of France and the US, as played by Zoë Wanamaker and Zrinka Cvitešić
Fantastic performances, half-baked play