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15 Heroines archiveTheseus, Hercules, Ulysses, Jason, Achilles... The island-hopping heroes of classical mythology leave a trail of women - queens, sorcerers, pioneers, poets and politicians - in their swaggering wake. Two thousand years ago, the Roman poet Ovid gave voice to those women in a series of fictional letters called The Heroines. Now, 15 leading British playwrights draw inspiration from Ovid to dramatise the lives of 15 Heroines. This exclusive online production in partnership with Digital Theatre is filmed live in our empty theatre. Delivered by an outstanding cast in three parts - The War, The Desert and The Labyrinth - 15 Heroines is a landmark theatrical event. The War tells the untold stories of the Trojan War - Oenone, Hermione, Laodamia, Briseis and Penelope, written by Lettie Precious, Sabrina Mahfouz, Charlotte Jones, Abi Zakarian and Hannah Khalil. The Desert is about women going their own way - Deianaria, Canace, Hypermestra, Dido and Sappho, written by April De Angelis, Isley Lynn, Chinonyerem Odimba, Stella Duffy and Lorna French. The Labyrinth is about the women who encountered Jason and Theseus - Ariadne, Phaedra, Phyllis, Hypsipyle and Medea, written by Bryony Lavery, Timberlake Wertenbaker, Samantha Ellis, Natalie Haynes and Juliet Gilkes Romero.

Cast/Performers

Eleanor Tomlinson (Canace - The Desert), Martina Laird (Sappho - The Desert), Olivia Williams (Hypsipyle - The Labyrinth), Gemma Whelan (Penelope - The War), Nadine Marshall (Medea - The Labyrinth), Jemima Rooper (Briseis - The War), Indra Ove (Deianaria - The Desert), Nicholle Cherrie (Hypermestra - The Desert), Rosalind Eleazar (Dido - The Desert), Patsy Ferran (Ariadne - The Labyrinth), Dona Croll (Phaedra - The Labyrinth), Nathalie Armin (Phyllis - The Labyrinth), Sophia Eleni (Laodamia - The War), Ann Ogbomo (Oenone - The War), Rebekah Murrell (Hermione - the War)

Creatives/Company

Author(s): April de Angelis, Stella Duffy, Samantha Ellis, Lorna French, Juliet Gilkes Romero, Natalie Haynes, Charlotte Jones, Hannah Khalil, Bryony Lavery, Isley Lynn, Sabrina Mahfouz, Chinonyerem Odimba, Lettie Precious, Timberlake Wertenbaker, Abi Zakarian
Director(s): Adjoa Andoh, Tom Littler, Cat Robey, Gabriella Bird (assistant), Khadifa Wong (assistant)
Design(s): Jessie McKenzie, Emily Stuart, Louie Whitemore
Lighting(s): Johanna Town, Simisola Majekodunmi (assistant)
Sound(s): Nicola Chang, Max Pappenheim
Stage Manager(s): Lisa Cochrane, Zoe Dhillon
CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020, restrictions were lifted on 19th July 2021. Please note that iUKTDb archive listings between March 2020 and July 2021 may not be accurate as we did not receive details of all rescheduled and cancelled shows.

15 Heroines

15 Heroines (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01925884320. Details of all 15 Heroines archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S136950331

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Jermyn Street Theatre
Inner London
Greater London

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