'Something For The Men by Marie Hale
Directed by Kasia Różycki
Starring: Meg Lake
Performed at the Barons Court Theatre
Tues 16th July - Sun 4th September
Part of the double-bill 'Imprisoned'
The early 1980s. Stuck in a dead-end job, Vicky shares stories about the disappointments in her life. Life takes an unexpected turn when Lou, an independent woman, contradicts Vicky’s beliefs.
The show has been selected as one of the 'Top Five' shows to see by Theatre.London and has received 4**** Reviews:
'This well directed play conveys the reality of female oppression, particularly in 80's Britain; the belief that women are inferior and should be subservient - even amongst some women. Cleverly chosen clashing soundbites signify the start of a new day, a new conversation - and emphasise Vicky's sense of despair and emptiness. The contrasts between those lows, and the freedom of happiness and excitement, are wonderfully done. '
Louise Quelch, Female Arts
'Quality pervades this production in every department, providing an engaging and stimulating evening of theatre through a double bill of female-focused monologues describing two very different characters.'
'There are innovative touches from directors Kasia Różycki and Hugh Alison who both make full use of the available space in this intimate venue, spreading the action into almost every nook and cranny'
Peter Brown, ActDrop
'Nothing short of astonishing, both in terms of their conceptual basis and the power of their staging.
[In] 'Something for the Men', starring Meg Lake as Vicky, a middle aged office worker navigating life after divorce. Vicky is both a fully fleshed out character and, to a certain extent at least, a representation of the experience of mid-twentieth century womanhood. This duality, which keeps individual interest while maintaining wider significance, is not easy to pull off, but here it is perfectly pitched'
James Bell, A Younger Theatre