100 Great Plays for Women

Putting Women Centre Stage

By Lucy Kerbel
Foreword by Kate Mosse
Published by Nick Hern Books

£10.99 £8.00

100 Great Plays for Women is an inspiring guide to a hundred plays that put female performers centre stage, dispelling the myth that ‘there aren’t any good plays for women’. Written by Tonic’s Director Lucy Kerbel, the book features compact and insightful introductions to 100 plays, each of which has an entirely or predominantly female cast, with the female characters taking an equal or decisive role in driving the on-stage action.

100 Great Plays for Women celebrates the wealth of drama available for women to perform and is an indispensable reference tool for directors, producers, performers, teachers, and students of drama everywhere.

Read about 100 Great Plays for Women in the Evening Standard.

“A gem of a book… Lucy Kerbel has done hard-working directors and artistic directors, of spaces large and small, a great service.”

Kate Mosse, from her foreword

“essential… impressive scope and sweep… exhilarating. With luck, theatres will take note and playwrights will be inspired.”

Times Literary Supplement

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