17Percent’s bookshelf

The 17Percent bookshelf

The 17Percent bookshelf

Due to circumstances beyond my control, I have been unable to take part fully in the #52 Plays by Women challenge, so instead I’ve compiled a list (with links where possible to buy) of 52 plays by women on the 17Percent bookshelves in no particular order. I found I was about 10 plays short, so I’ve also added some recent plays which I’ve seen or heard about and am hoping to get hold of.

Some of these I’ve had for years, some of them have been bought in second hand and charity shops, some bought at performances, so not all are in print. Of course I’ve also added in my own play My Mind is Free…

I enjoyed compiling this list and might make it a regular thing – so if you have a play you’d added to the 17Percent bookshelf, please email us.

1: Red Velvet By Lolita Chakrabarti  

2: Good fun by Victoria Wood
3: Talent by Victoria Wood
In Plays

4: Adrenalin… Heart by Georgia Fitch

5: A raisin in the sun by Lorraine Hansberry

6: The weather by Clare Pollard

7: In Skagway by Karen Ardiff

8: Our Country’s Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker
in Plays 1 by Timberlake Wertenbaker

9: The Swallowing Dark by Lizzie Nunnery

10: Occupied by Carla Grauls

11: The three birds by Joanna Laurens

12: Handbagged by Moira Buffini

13: My mind is free by Sam Hall

14: Zero Down by Sarah Hehir

15: Child Z by Sarah Hehir

16: Gone too far! By Bola Agbaje

17: I and the village by Silva Semerciyan

18: Catch by April de Angelis, Stella Feehily, Tanika Gupta, Chloe Moss and Laura Wade

19: A single act by Jane Bodie

20: 4.48 psychosis by Sarah Kane
21: Phaedra’s Love by Sarah Kane
in Complete Plays

22: Vinegar Tom by Caryl Churchill Dusa, Fish, Stars and Vi by Pam Gems
23: Tissue by Louise Page
24: Aurora Leigh by Michelene Wandor
In Plays by women vol 1

25: A taste of honey by Shelagh Delaney

26: The family legend by Joanna Baillie
in Female playwrights of the nineteenth century

27: The feign’d courtesans by Aphra Behn
28: The busybody by Susannah Centlivre
in Female playwrights of the Restoration

29: Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks

30: Rutherford and son by Githa Sowerby
31: Top girls by Caryl Churchill
32: Stones in his pockets by Marie Jones
in Classic plays by women

33: Purple Cloud by Jessica Huang (no script available)

34: The Diary of a Hounslow Girl by Ambreen Razia

35: The 56 by LUNG (Gemma Wilson and Matt Woodhead)
36: E15 by LUNG (Helen Monks and Matt Woodhead)
contact LUNG theatre company for a copy

37: Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off  by Liz Lochhead

38: The cutting by Maureen O’Brien

39: And all the children cried by Judith Jones and Beatrix Campbell in collaboration with Annie Castledine (no script available)

40: No guts no heart no glory by Aisha Zia

41: Can this be England? By Jackie Bartlett, Angela Howard & Angela Neville (free download)

42: Joanne by Deborah Bruce, Theresa Ikoko, Laura Lomas, Chino Odimba & Ursula Rani Sarma

43: Welcome to Ramallah by Sonja Linden and Adah Kay
44: Sweet Cider by Emteaz Hussain
in Plays for Today by Women

45: Fleabag by Phoebe Waller-Bridge

46: Girls by Theresa Ikoko

47: Oil by Ella Hickson

48: How to date a feminist by Samantha Ellis

49: Summer Rolls by Tuyen Do (no script available)

50: The Husbands by Sharmila Chauhan

51: Treasure Island by Bryony Lavery

52: The Nether by Jennifer Haley


About 17Percent

A campaign to get more plays by women playwrights onto UK stages.
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