7 to 14 November 2009
in the Studio Theatre
by Rona Munro
directed by Jerry Lyne
Bold Girls is a drama of everyday life in 1990's Belfast - burning buses, roadblocks, gunfire are but offstage events in this stirring play about the lives of women, whose men have been killed or imprisoned for their political activities, but where bread must still be bought between explosions.
Set in Marie's kitchen, ordinary life goes on, but the appearance of a disturbing young girl threatens Marie's carefully structured widowhood. Pretences are shattered as, finally, truths about their menfolk are painfully exposed. In spite of its chilling theme there are many humorous and heart-warming moments - a play about people not politics. This play won the Evening Standard's Most Promising Playwright Award in 1991