This is our stage adaptation of the poetry book of the same name by UK Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy. Dragging overlooked characters from the past into modern contexts, The World’s Wife is a quirky and honest journey through the dark world of the forgotten female. The show features characters such as Mrs. Freud, Medusa, Queen Kong, and Mrs. Darwin. It combines a powerful text with strong theatricality and has consistently delighted and moved its audiences. A beauty from start to finish.
“Superb… touching… a powerhouse threesome… this true ensemble’s use of space, props and dramatic timing is exceptional… The production has it all: humour, horror and pathos thanks to an exuberant ensemble cast who don’t miss any of Duffy’s deft beats” (5 STARS) – Metro
“A fine acerbic feminist work…the clever use of verse was hypnotic.” – Munster Express
“A humorous and uplifting celebration of femininity” – Irish Theatre Magazine
First performed at the inaugural Galway Theatre Festival ’08, we have taken this show to the Imagine Arts Festival ’08, Waterford; Town Hall Theatre Studio, Galway; The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon; Town Hall Theatre, Kiltimagh; Coole Park Drama Series; Cuirt Festival of Literature ’09, Galway; The New Theatre, Temple Bar; Electric Picnic, Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow; Listowel Writers’ Week; Brighton Festival Fringe 2010; The Loft, Limerick; and Body & Soul Festival 2010, Ballinlough Castle, Co. Meath.
Cast: Caroline Lynch, Zita Monahan and Emma O’Grady
Designed by the cast.
Producer: Bernard Higgins
Lighting Design: Lucy Jago
Poster Design: Maeve O’Shaughnessey
Photography: Laurette Bergin