Camden Preview: The Thelmas present Ladylogue

Ladylogue imageAnd if you can’t make it to Scotland, there is an alternative taking place in London in August: the Camden Fringe. One of the shows there is by new group, The Thelmas.

Ladylogue! is an evening of one-woman shorts by emerging female playwrights, including Katie McCullough, Maud Dromgoole, Serena Haywood, Sarah Hehir, Tina Jay and Guleraana Mir, directed by Madelaine Moore and produced by Rhiannon Story and Madelaine Moore.

Hilarious, heart-warming, and often agonising, these tales reveal the inner lives of women dealing with whatever the world throws at them, by all means necessary. Whether wrestling with the veritable minefield that is teenage love, going to ludicrous lengths to lose weight or attending their first Islamic speed-dating event, these ladies will go above and beyond to improve their lot… Are their outcomes ever easily predicted? Are they mistresses of their own fates or merely making the best of a bad situation? Be they hopeful or hopeless, these ladies will open up a portion of their world, and will never give up without a fight!

Ladylogue! is the debut production from budding company The Thelmas, who are dedicated to promoting and supporting rising female talent. The gender imbalance in British theatre has never seemed more incongruous and so, much like the characters they help develop, The Thelmas are taking matters into their own hands. They are passionate about seeing more work commissioned which is written by women, for women and their work reflects this. Founded by director, Madelaine Moore, whose recent work has been seen at the Arcola Theatre, RichMix London, and Camden People’s Theatre.

In praise of CAKE, the first of the Ladylogues, showcased earlier this year:

“…highly relatable to many of our awkward and painful teenage memories… Beautifully and cleverly written by Maud Dromgoole, and expertly portrayed by Rhiannon Story.” (femalearts)

Tristan Bates Theatre
1a Tower Street Covent Garden London WC2H 9NP
Tue 12 August – Sat 16 August 2014 6:00pm £12.00 (£10.00 concs)
Book tickets via www.camdenfringe.com

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One Response to Camden Preview: The Thelmas present Ladylogue

  1. bookerplays says:

    Sounds great. Aim to get to the performance on 16th. My comedy (One of Our Robots is Missing by Claire Booker) will be part of the Camden Festival the following weekend (22-24th Aug, 6pm) as part of Foreseen – one hour, four short plays by women about the future produced by Goblin Baby Theatre Co.

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