Female of the Species at Hunters Hill
Alone in her country cottage Margot Mason, Feminist, writer and fearless academic is trying to write her next life-altering bestseller. Enter Molly an idealist student who is deeply affected by Margot’s writings. A dedicated fan? Not quite ... a wicked comedy that proves that the female of the species is not only deadlier, but funnier than the male! A play on 2022 HSC Curriculum - a must-see for students!
The Female of the Species was first performed in 2006 by the Melbourne Theatre Co. A satire about celebrity feminists, the plot is loosely inspired by a real-life incident in 2000, when author Germaine Greer was taken hostage at gun point in her own home by a disturbed, infatuated student. Internationally acclaimed playwright Murray-Smith explores the false safety of the middle classes. Her sense of humour explodes in this farce about motherhood, handcuffs and feminism.
Margo: Catherine Potter
Molly: Bettina Girdler
Tess: Tonia Davis
Bryan: Anthony Slaven
Frank: Dan Ferris
Theo: Michael Richmond
The Female of the Species
Hunters Hill Theatre
Evening and weekend matinee performances
17 June – 3 July
Performing at Club Ryde: 728 Victoria Road, Ryde
Image Left to Right: Margo (Catherine Potter); Theo (Michael Richmond); Molly (Bettina Girdler); Tess (Tonia Davis); Frank (Dan Ferris) and Bryan (Anthony Slaven).