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New play for 2021: '3 Women' by Katy Brand
30th November

Directed by Bill Butler

Production Run between June and September 2021. Date of performance to be confirmed in accordance with assessment of Covid situation.

This is the hilariously frank debut play from the award-winning comedian and writer Katy Brand.

A tale of female family bonding and buried resentment, it raises the question – what does it mean to be a woman in the twenty-first century? This story places three generations of women and their own very different identities and opinions into one hotel suite for a single night of redemption. What will be revealed?

The play had its West End debut in 2018, starring Anita Dobson, Maisie Richardson-Sellars, Debbie Chazen and Oliver Greenall.

Cast requirements: 3F, 1M (although could be some gender fluidity around some characters).

Reviews of the play:

"Many snappy returns in Katy Brand's barbed drama..." The Guardian

Insightful and funny...I really recommend this." Jane Garvey, Women's Hour Radio 4.

"One of the funniest pieces of new writing we've had the pleasure to sit through this year" Mostagigz

Open Reading and Audition dates to be announced soon. You do not have to be a Criterion member to audition for a role. Auditions and casting are exercised in accordance with our EDI policy


In line with our new EDI policy, we undertake an EDI impact assessment of all our artistic programming. '3 Women' by Katy Brand has a diversity message at its centre, including issues of gender identity. The playwright specifies that one character is of mixed heritage and the story would be enhanced by looking for a multi-ethnic and gender identity fluidity within casting.

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