Two Ladies

Two Ladies

3.2 (6) · New Writing

Keep your enemies close, and your wives closer


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.

Critic reviews

Zoë Wanamaker and Zrinka Cvitešić attempt to seize power at a summit meeting in Nancy Harris’s provocative play

The Guardian

Harris' text feels blurry as if it has been forced through someone else's imagination


With First Ladies this compelling, who needs the Presidents?

The Telegraph

First Lady drama loses its way with an implausible plot and stodgy dialogue

The Stage

Tale of two presidential wives needs a few more drafts

Evening Standard

Excellent acting in a play that tickles the senses by morphing from one genre to another

The Arts Desk

A fine cast

Financial Times

Flat drama imagining a meeting between the first ladies of France and the US, as played by Zoë Wanamaker and Zrinka Cvitešić

Time Out

Fantastic performances, half-baked play

The Observer

Date & time

Show ended
Sat 14 Sep - Sat 26 Oct, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Runtime: 1 hr 50 mins


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