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Maiden Speech: 2017 Season

The first season of Maiden Speech took place between 10 - 21 October at TheatreN16 in Balham. The season consisted of 9 main bill productions by emerging women artists, alongside a Q&A event with the theatre-makers.

2017 LINE UP

Daisy, like the flower

By Ashleigh Laurence
Daisy is abrasive, brash and foul-mouthed. Ren is kind-hearted, softly-spoken and frankly, a bit dim. But to assume that this sums hem up would be folly. Daisy, like the flower is a fast-paced dark comedy that explores the lengths that friends will go to for each other.


Inside Out

By Christina Bloom
With stunning original songs, Inside Out is a one-woman show about discovering identity and defying stereotypes in a world that insists upon boxing, packaging and labelling.

Ma, Am I Good In Bed?

By Roisin Bevan and Sinead Bevan
Some things you should only ever say to your sister. Ma, Am I Good In Bed? is a hilarious and honest conversation between two sisters who just really need each other.

Much Ado About Hero

By Lexi Clare | Music & Lyrics by Amy Le Rossignol & Lexi Clare
Hero is a young woman navigating her way through sixteenth century life and having a rather difficult time of it. This new musical work re-examines Shakespeare's comedy Much Ado About Nothing, questioning marriage, duty, choice and female friendship.

Pulp Fiction: The One Woman Play

By Niamh Watson
Get ready to be transported back to early 90s Los Angeles. This one-woman show breathes life back into the cult classic Pulp Fiction. Expect gangsters, drugs, danger and a mysterious briefcase accompanied only by a damn good soundtrack.

Purple Snowflakes And Titty Wanks

By Sarah Hanly
A vibrant story of survival, semi-autobiographical storytelling and Irish humour. Follow Sarah as she navigates her way through grief, drunken nights and a variety of sexual exploits in a hilarious and heart-breaking one-woman show about mental illness, sexuality and friendship.


By Rachel Causer
(RE)Play is a lip-sync show about women and what they choose to say: one woman, Rachel, and the funny women she's been trying to channel her whole life. As we revisit defining moments of Rachel's teens to twenties, she will need to call upon the voices of her personal heroines.

Sisters Of The Sea: The Little Mermaid Retold

By Mina Dahle
This new adaptation of The Little Mermaid takes us back to the classic fairytale of Hans Christian Anderson. Norwegian folk music provides a stunning backdrop to this reimagining of the haunting, tragic tale in which a young mermaid sacrifices her life in return for a human soul.

The White Feminist's Guide To Sex And Hip Hop

By Roxane Bourges
A one-woman comedy show in verse that explores hip hop, sex, feminism and cultural appropriation through the eyes of a privileged French white girl.


Q&A With Maiden Speech Writers

A Q&A session with the writers of Maiden Speech to discuss the creation of their shows and moving from a drama school project to professional production.

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