“I really enjoyed the Thelmas’ Ladykiller last year and the company is back with two more shows that disrupt the dominant narratives of theatre. Notch about a woman who moves from Eastern Europe to Dublin and discovers that it is not all Guinness and warm welcomes. You should also check out Santi & Naz (week 1) which is a queer love story set during Indian partition.”
A.A. is moving from Eastern Europe to the promised land of Guinness and gift shops: Dublin. Everyone says she’ll do well ‘cause she owns slacks and knows how to spell.
The Thelmas is an award-winning new writing company dedicated to the development and promotion of early career female writers and theatre makers. The company comprises of founder and director Madelaine Moore and writer Guleraana Mir. At the heart of the company is the idea that female work should exist on its own merits, not be seen as somehow niche.
Devoted to empowering women to redress the equality imbalance in the arts, we support them to disrupt dominant narratives and create theatre that is big, bold and emotionally resonant. We crave authentic and bittersweet stories outside of the traditional female (BAME) stereotype and socially impactful narratives that reflect society but don’t look to solve prevalent issues. While our work often touches on some important topics, we approach these with a light touch, preferring to encourage our audiences to laugh their way into more meaningful discussion after the show.
Tags: LGBTQ+, Minority Voices, Women’s Voices
*Contains strong language, themes of suicide, PTSD and sexual assault