The Power Behind The Crone

The Power Behind The Crone

The Power Behind The Crone

The Power Behind the Crone Promotional Picture

‘There are no good parts in Shakespeare for older women’ – disproved in this comic one-woman tour de force.

Wednesday 26 September : 7.30pm

Thursday 27 September : 7.30pm

2018 Archive

The Swallow Theatre is proud to be part of the 20th Wigtown Book Festival which is taking place between 21st and 30th September inclusive.

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There are no good parts in Shakespeare for older women.

Professor Artemis Turret, played by Alison Skilbeck, sets out to refute these words in an illustrated lecture to the U3A. Her old chum, international star Dame Bunti Smart, who was to perform the speeches, lets her down. Professor Turret is forced to unveil her own hidden theatrical talents in seven wildly contrasting roles.

The Power Behind The Crone opened the 2016 RADA Festival and played the Bloomsbury Festival and received 5* reviews at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe.

Performed by Alison Skilbeck (Mrs Roosevelt Flies to London)
Directed by Tim Hardy (The Trials of Galileo)

Last year Alison Skilbeck’s Mrs Roosevelt Flies to London sold out two nights at The Swallow Theatre, and we are very excited to be welcoming Alison back for this comic tour de force.

The Power Behind The Crone
Hint of Lime Productions

60 minutes with no interval
Presented during Wigtown Book Festival