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Cowbois archiveNo more petticoats! No more men! In a sleepy town in the Wild West, the women drift through their days like tumbleweed. Their husbands, swept up in the goldrush, have been missing for almost a year and show no sign of returning. In fact, the town is almost cut off from outsiders entirely, with only one drunken sheriff for protection. That is until handsome bandit Jack Cannon swaggers up to the town's saloon, looking for a place to hide from the bounty hunters on his tail. Armed with whiskey and a wink, and a gun by their side for good measure, Jack's explosive arrival inspires a gender revolution, and starts a fire under the petticoat of every one of the town's repressed inhabitants.


Bridgette Amofah (Mary), Lee Braithwaite (Lucy / Lou), Shaun Dingwall (Frank / Tommy), Michael Elcock (George), Colm Gormley (John), Vinnie Heaven (Jack), Paul Hunter (Sheriff Roger Jones), Lucy McCormick (Jayne), Sophie Melville (Miss Lillian), Julian Moore-Cook (James), Emma Pallant (Sally Ann), LJ Parkinson (Charley Parkhurst)


Author: Charlie Josephine
Company: Royal Shakespeare Company
Director(s): Charlie Josephine, Sean Holmes, Jennifer Jackson (movement), Bethan Clark (fights / intimacy), Prime Isaac (assistant), Martin Poile (casting), Charlie Metcalf (children's casting)
Design: Grace Smart
Lighting: Simeon Miller
Music: Jim Fortune
Sound: Mwen
Dramaturg: Rebecca Latham
Musical Director: Gemma Storr


Cowbois (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01710639622. Details of all Cowbois archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1511250557

Archive Listings

11 Jan 24
10 Feb 24
Royal Court - Jerwood Theatre
West End, Greater London
Performance Details => Venue archive
14 Oct 23
18 Nov 23
Swan Theatre
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Performance Details => Venue archive



User Review: 18Oct23: Watching this play yesterday and not knowing what to expect when it started, it seemed a little dull. However, it soon hotted up with a musical number and some strange dance moves from the lead character. Despite a rather slow middle section which became a little preachy, by the end I was thoroughly sold and came away feeling that I had seen a fun, quirky play with some great music which I wouldn't hesitate to recommend. The stand out characters who added some fantastic humour to the play were the sheriff, absolutely fabulously dressed by the end and Charley Parkhurst's baddy in another great outfit. Their comic timing was perfect. The Swan is such an intimate setting that all the raised eyebrows and glances that the actors knowingly shared with the audience, were seen and appreciated.
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