Female Transport

by  Steve Gooch

Full Length Play, Drama  /  4m, 6f

"Compelling." - London Financial Times

"A funny play, carried by racy vigor." - Evening Standard

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Female Transport

by  Steve Gooch

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This stark, hard hitting drama is an account of the political education of six women convicted of petty crimes in 19th century London and sentence to be transported to a life of hard labor in Britain's overseas penal colony (present day Australia). During the six month voyage they are kept in a cramped cell below deck where they learn certain truths about society. Foremost among these is they have been condemned due to the bias of a male dominated class system, represented in the play by the crew of the prison ship. Their consciousness raising is powerfully and sympathetically portrayed; at the end of their journey they have grown into a unified bunch of hardened fighters.
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"Compelling." - London Financial Times

"A funny play, carried by racy vigor." - Evening Standard

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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

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