Plain Heroines presents...

Madwomen in the Attic - Edinburgh Fringe Festival
By Aoife Kennan

16:00, Wed 3rd – Tue 16th August 2016 at C Nova, India Buildings, Edinburgh
Summer Vacation

Following the from last term's succes, The Madwomen in the Attic will be returning for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this summer!

C Nova, 3rd August -16th August 2016 (4pm)

Haworth parish hall welcomes the Fringe to their weekly ‘Womens Aid’ meetings, held every Wednesday, six ‘til seven.

Featuring: Jane, the woefully under-qualified group leader; Tony, who finds sexual gratification in Channel 4 documentaries; Grace, her warden, who sings karaoke every Friday night; Isabel, whose growing baby bump is struggling to fit behind the Tesco till and Helen, who lives in the hall on the hill and always arrives with paint on her fingers.

See these classic Brontë figures strip off their corsets, break down the attic door and elbow their way in to the twenty-first century.

A dark comedy.

Byronic heroes not invited.

“Aoife Kennan’s The Madwomen in The Attic is at once hilarious, sad, disturbing, explosive and a provocatively gritty exploration of one of the most destructive images in literature… This combination of old and new serves to create nothing short of a masterpiece.” 4.5 STARS (The Tab)

"The Madwomen in the Attic is a play which subverts expectations, offers humour but also creates complex and believable characters…. Aoife Kennan’s script fizzes with witty references to the works of the Brontë sisters and deftly pokes and prods at the tropes of Victorian literature, while also telling a very human story of women trying to deal with their pasts. 4 STARS” (Cambridge Theatre Review)

“I was taken surprise by how witty the writing was, and left with an ache in my chest from the touching performances of each of the survivors …Flawless. When a play about domestic abuse can have characters spontaneously breaking into song without feeling trite, you know it is a masterful example of theatre.” 5 STARS (Varsity)

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