An online festival where womxn’s voices will be heard loud and clear 


After sell out shows at The Arcola Theatre and VAULT Festival Women’s Writes is back, this time online! For 2021, producer Alex Critoph has put together a line-up of five short plays written by female playwrights, challenging stereotypical depictions of womxn, putting them front and centre of the narrative.

The Online Festival will be filmed at the Arcola Theatre and made available online (only) from the 1 -31 January 2021. The aim is to create a platform for womxn’s voices to be heard and to bring in the new year with agency, empowerment and inspiration. Keep reading to find out what shows will be on offer at the festival next year!

Bride by Lily Bevan 

Sam has married the love of her life. But, her partners identity may come as a surprise… 

Call Me Maybe by Martha Watson Allpress 

Lottie is killing time in a hospital waiting room. On the other side of the wall someone she loves is dying. And she’s really not fussed. Call Me Maybe explores moral grey areas and the sheer complexity of human bonds.

In Love with Cancer by Marylou DiPietro 

A woman’s worst fear becomes her reality. Faced with a mastectomy, she questions how society views her breasts and how, actually it’s shame that needs to be lopped off. An incredible story about the power of a breast cancer survivor. 

We Are People Too by Alina Rios 

A single mother struggling with postpartum depression decides to go out for her first coffee since her baby was born. An honest look at Motherhood. 

Yellow Bricks by Rosanne Stewart

A school girl stands at a bus stop. Catcalled by a passing van, this time – she shouts back. Why haven’t things changed since the day they made Dorothy follow those yellow bricks? 

Women’s Writes online festival will run from 1 – 31 January 2021 with tickets available here. 

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