HURRIED STEPS - Booked Out! There may be tickets left at the Forum on Wednesday: www.twforum.co.uk
by Dacia Maraini
Translated by Sharon Wood
Directed by Nicolette Kay
We are delighted to launch our tour of HURRIED STEPS around the corner from the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, Central London. This is an EARLY EVENING performance. Tickets are free but please book to secure a seat as places are limited.
The powerful hour-long play is based on testimonies from real women and written by Dacia Maraini, Italy's foremost playwright, novelist, poet and journalist. It was originally created for Amnesty International to raise awareness of Violence Against Women and Girls.
Dacia Maraini has written a UK story exclusively for this production.
The stark no-frills performance is followed by an hour-long discussion between the audience and a panel of local fieldworkers and experts.
We are touring during November 2010 to highlight The International Day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women (November 25th).
New Shoes Theatre is part of a loose artistic collection of theatre companies that are performing Hurried Steps world-wide.
“With hurried steps these women flee from pain and discrimination. Inspired by real facts reported by Amnesty International, the text is a testimony, an accusation, a gesture of solidarity and acknowledgement of all those women who are still prisoners of a forced marriage, of a violent family, of a hustler, of tradition or of age-old discriminations which are so difficult to overcome.” Dacia Maraini
What the press said:
**** “It’s BEAUTIFUL work from the Finborough, the actors, director and designers ...” Blanche Marvin, London Theatreviews
“You cannot help but feel sadness at the stories, and that makes you want to go out and do something.” Jafar Iqbal, EXTRA! EXTRA!
"...the actors, three women and two men stood behind music stands, but this was to make the drama even more powerful. And powerful it was. It left one numb. " Keith Parkins UKIndymedia
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New Shoes Theatre is a provocative and vibrant theatre company which confronts social and environmental issues. We produce powerful and inspirational work written by women.