Thursday 12 – Saturday 14 May, 8pm
The New Venture Players
The New Venture Players present the story of six 19th Century female criminals being transported to Australia
This stark, hard-hitting drama is an account of six women convicted of petty crimes in 19th Century London and sentenced to be transported to a life of hard labour in Britain’s overseas penal colony (present day Australia).
During the six month voyage, they are kept in a cramped cell below deck where they learn certain truths about society. Foremost amongst these is that they have been condemned due to the bias of a male dominated class system, represented in the play by the crew of the prison ship.
The way in which these females raise their consciousness together, is sympathetically and powerfully portrayed and, at the end of their journey, they have grown into a unified bunch of hardened fighters.
Female Transport is considered unsuitable for persons under 18 as it contains extremely strong language that some may find offensive plus scenes of a violent and harrowing nature.
This play is performed with kind permission of Samuel French Ltd and is directed by Vernon Keeble-Watson.
Tickets: £12 (£9.50 Concession)