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Snatches: Moments From 100 Years Of Women's Lives

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Mon 11 Jun 2018

To mark 100 years of Suffrage, the Royal Court Theatre and BBC Four collaborate on Snatches: Moments From 100 Years Of Women’s Lives, a series of eight filmed monologues written and performed by women, curated by Royal Court Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone and directed by Vanessa Caswill and Rachna Suri.

The writers include EV Crowe, Rachel De-Lahay, Tanika Gupta, Zinnie Harris, Theresa Ikoko, Charlene James, Vicky Jones and Abi Morgan with the monologues performed by Jodie Comer, Siobhan Finneran, Romola Garai, Shirley Henderson, Liv Hill, Corinne Skinner-Carter, Kiran Sonia Sawar and Antonia Thomas.

The monologues are inspired by women who have spoken out, challenged the status quo or made a stand – often at great personal cost.

“The wonderful range of writers, actors and film-makers involved, represent only the tip of the iceberg of talent, provocation and idea. We have come quite a long way in 100 years, but these pieces explode with the proof that we still have a lot further to go.” – Vicky Featherstone

Join us on 11 June at the BFI Southbank for a special screening followed by a Q&A with Vicky Featherstone and cast (TBA).

The monologues

Written by Abi Morgan
Directed by Vanessa Caswill
With Romola Garai
Mon 18 Jun, 10pm, BBC Four

A hotel room meeting between a young actress and her powerful producer.

Written by Theresa Ikoko
Directed by Vanessa Caswill
With Corinne Skinner-Carter
Mon 18 Jun, 10.15pm, BBC Four

A women celebrates her 100th birthday while outside the revolution is beginning.

Bovril Pam
Written by Vicky Jones
Directed by Vanessa Caswill
With Jodie Comer
Tue 19 Jun. 10pm, BBC Four

It’s the early 1960’s, stuck between Victorian England and the sexual revolution, a secretary in the typing pool finds herself.

Pig Life
Written by EV Crowe
Directed by Vanessa Caswill
With Shirley Henderson
Tue 19 Jun, 10.15pm, BBC Four

It’s 1991 and rape in marriage has been made illegal. Our character is shocked to realise what she has been living through.

Reclaim the Night
Written by Charlene James
Directed by Rachna Suri
With Liv Hill
Wed 20 Jun, 10pm, BBC Four

1977 and the first Reclaim the Night march takes place in Leeds in response to the curfew imposed on women to protect them from the Yorkshire Ripper.

Written by Tanika Gupta
Directed by Vicky Featherstone
With Kiran Sonia Sawar
Wed 20 Jun, 10.15pm, BBC Four

It’s 1932 and Pritilata leads an attack against the European Club in an attempt to gain Independence from the British.

Written by Zinnie Harris
Directed by Rachna Suri
With Siobhan Finneran
Thu 21 Jun, 10pm, BBC Four

Accused of the murder of her three babies a woman educates herself to prove the expert witness wrong.

Tipping Point
Written by Rachel De-Lahay
Directed by Rachna Suri
With Antonia Thomas
Thur 21 Jun, 10.15pm, BBC Four

BFI Southbank

Belvedere Road
London SE1 8XT

Running time: TBC

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