A number of Women & Theatre performances are available to book.

Women & Theatre specialises in tailoring every performance and every workshop to suit your needs, the space you have and the goals you wish to achieve. Even if you’re not quite sure what you want, get in touch with us and we can help you to work out the best way of moving forward.

We find our theatre performances are an effective way of presenting a multitude of voices, including people of different ages, experiences, opinions and cultural backgrounds – elements of which resonate with audiences as they recognise and relate to different aspects of the material.

Phyllis Company performing at Healthwatch in 2019

Our performances are perfect for staff training days and conferences alike.

It was a powerful representation of how it felt to be an individual and family caught up in the processes and systems of health and social care – the poor communication, the confusion, the frustrations and endless bureaucracy.It was performed firstly for health and social care professionals and the impact was such that people were on the phone changing things before they left the theatre. There were more than a few tears shed too as the audience related more as users and carers rather than professionals.This proved to be a most powerful way to convey a message and catalyst for change. “ Professor Dame Julie Moore, Former CEO, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust.

“Excellent I would recommend to anyone, public or professional” Phyllis Audience member

The rates and fees for this productions and workshops are competitive and excellent value for money.

The following performances are available for booking

Phyllis

Janice Connolly performing in Phyllis 2018

PHYLLIS // Touring 18-29 November 2019

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About the performance 
Developed from research with patients, family members and health & social care professionals, Women & Theatre’s production Phyllis presents the story of one family navigating the complex system of older people’s care as they try to work out the best way to look after their aging mother.

Phyllis, 80, is managing with the help of her daughter and granddaughter but since the death of her husband and cuts to community support in her area, her life is becoming smaller. On one of her daily trips to Morrison’s, she falls and ends up in hospital. The play documents Phyllis’ decline and her family’s struggle to navigate health and social care systems.

Phyllis was originally commissioned by Birmingham & Solihull Sustainable & Transformational Partnership to shine a light upon issues affecting older adults and their families and to inform discussions about developments to service provision, system re-design, and more joined up working between Health and Social Care.


For more information and to book 
The cost for one show is £2750, and the cost for two shows in a day in the same venue is £4000. Please contact rosiegunn@womenandtheatre.co.uk / 0121 449 7117 for more information and to book.

Monologue shows

Monologues being performed to health visitors 2019

For a number of years we have research, written and performed Monologue shows on a range of different subject matters. We find the form is an effective way of presenting a multitude of voices, including people of different ages, experiences, opinions and cultural backgrounds – elements of which resonate with audiences as they recognise and relate to different aspects of the material. Performed by actors reading from the text, the pieces are relatively easy to remount as they do not require extended rehearsal periods. Monologue shows that currently available for booking are:

  • Self Harm
  • Older LGBT+ Experience
  • Cervical Health
  • Men’s Health
  • Health Visiting
  • Young people’s mental health
  • Pregnancy and disability

If there is a particular subject matter which you would like to commission a new monologue show for please feel free to contact us with more information.

How To Book

If you would like to book one of these performances or would like more information please contact Jess Pearson via jesspearson@womenandtheatre.co.uk or call 0121 449 7117