11F Productions Stages WOMEN OF TWILIGHT, Now thru Oct 20
First presented in 1951 and filmed the following year, Women of Twilight is a hard-hitting 'all-women play' in which unmarried mothers are ruthlessly exploited by an unscrupulous, baby-farming landlady. Neglected for over half a century, Sylvia Rayman's blistering drama is a real find - and, sadly, still relevant today.
The 11-strong all-female cast is led by Madeline Smith, whose extensive theatre and film credits include playing opposite Alec Guinness in Alan Bennett's Habeas Corpus; with Frankie Howerd in The Fly and the Fox (Churchill Theatre, Bromley); and numerous productions for Charles Marowitz; playing opposite Peter Cushing in The Vampire Lovers, Theatre of Blood with Vincent Price; and Tam-Lin in which she played opposite Ava Gardner.
This play is part of the White Bear's continuing Lost Classics policy which was established in 1992. Recent productions include the London Premiere of John Osborne's first play The Devil Inside Him and The Second Maiden's Tragedy by Thomas Middleton (Time Out Critics Choice).
Women of Twilight is directed by Jonathan Rigby and presented by 11F in association with the White Bear Theatre.
The performance dates will be from tonight, October 2nd to October 20th, and tickets will be £14 dollars with £11 concession.