From November 2016 until September 2017
Transgressive, threatening, enthralling – myths of violent women force us to confront our expectations of what a woman should be at a time when women leaders are at the forefront of the public imagination. Though often the centre of a maelstrom of sexist stereotypes, they still present unapologetic symbols of female defiance – and those without power can be equally dangerous.
Our Season of Violent Women sees us take over the Gallery on the Corner to tell the stories of three violent women in a close, corrosive, and uncompromising way.
In November 2016, we unleashed Shakespeare’s She-Wolf of France in Margaret of Anjou, charting her cataclysmic rise and fall during the War of the Roses. You can check out this in-depth review of the show on the fantastic Planes, Trains, and Plantagenets blog, as well as listen to our post-show discussion with the cast, chaired by Professor Elizabeth Schafer from Royal Holloway, University of London.
Coming up next…
In April 2017, an ancient tale of excess and liberation is reimagined in Here She Comes, a one-woman epic poem based on The Bacchae. Exploring the recklessness of her oppressed soul, the mother of a tyrant finds her purpose in the deepest part of the woods.
And, finally, in September 2017 we turn to the most infamous violent woman of all: Euripides’ Medea. As divisive today as she was two thousand years ago, Medea represents a moral conflict between womanhood and motherhood that still haunts our collective conscience.
Throughout the season there’ll be a number of additional events – Q&As, play readings, and a day-long symposium. Join our mailing list to be the first to hear about these exciting opportunities, as well release dates for Here She Comes and Medea tickets.
Getting to The Gallery on the Corner
The Gallery on the Corner is a minute’s walk from Battersea Park rail station, which is accessible via regular services from Victoria, Clapham Junction, and London Bridge. Alternatively, you can come via bus – the 44 (Tooting/Victoria), 137 (Oxford Circus/Streatham Hill), 156 (Vauxhall/Wimbledon), 344 (Clapham Junction/Liverpool Street) and 452 (Kensal Rise/Wandsworth Road) all stop close by. There is some street parking available around the area, but spaces are limited.
The Gallery’s address is: 155 Battersea Park Road, London, SW8 4BU