Sue Ingleton, award-winning writer, actor, director and stand-up comedian has created an hilarious and passionate play which throws two mature–aged housewives, keen on expanding their minds, together to explore Hamlet’s incriminating line: “Frailty, thy name is woman”! This is an explosive look at Shakespeare’s most well-known play through female eyes. Shakespeare gets threaded through 21st century dilemmas. Will answering machines end up ruling the world- will we ever speak to a real person again? When Gn’T versus Liquorice Tea you'll find it's not that hard to become an intellectual!
And if someone wants to invent gluten-free sex, why not? How I learnt to be a feminist whilst shampooing a stranger's hair.
Barb could've been a standup comic if only she had let go of the vacuum cleaner. Annie's sacrificed just about everything and still smiles- how does she do that? Write an essay on 'Frailty thy name is Woman'? - Bugger Hamlet and Mel Gibson! What did bloody Shakespeare ever do for us? In true Shakespearean fashion, along with the laughs comes the life-changing, gut -wrenching ending!
Take a roller coaster ride to where the rails end! If you think you know anything about ‘Hamlet’ and Women- you’d better not miss this! Running time 70 minutes. No interval.
- 75 minutes
- 2 female, 0 male
- Actors must be in their 50's - 60's
- young adult, adult
- Australian Script Centre