5 (5) · Fringe Theatre, Contemporary, New Writing

Part of VAULT Festival 2019

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7 March 2019  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“There have been a number of shows at VAULT Festival exploring the lives of women who have been erased from the history books but this sounds particularly interesting. Those forgotten heroines take centre stage in Lizzie Milton’s show, directed by Nastazja Somers, which celebrates their achievements and demonstrates the obstacles they had to overcome.”


10 stories. 5 performers. 1 riotous celebration of History's Heroines

Pick up your average history textbook and you’d be forgiven for thinking the only people who did anything up to the 20th century were white, able-bodied men. We’re setting out to redress the balance.

Written by Lizzie Milton and directed by Nastazja Somers, 10 celebrates the all too often unacknowledged achievements of ten extraordinary and influential women. 10 explores the unique prejudices and obstacles women have and continue to face, particularly at the intersection of other minorities.

Including the stories of Æthelflæd (ruler of Mercia), Mary Prince (writer, abolitionist), Ada Lovelace (mathematician), Constance Markievicz (politician, revolutionary) and Gwen John (painter).

All Ages

Critic reviews

10 could improve in cohesiveness but sets a solid feminist foundation and introduces a group of bright role models that would otherwise remain overshadowed by male giants

Broadway World

10 is well worth a watch for how it brings to life the stories of exceptional women

The Upcoming

Date & time

Show ended
Wed 13 Mar - Sun 17 Mar, 3pm & 7.30pm
Runtime: 1 hr


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