12 – 13 Nov 2017
2 – 6 Sep 2018
Four Women, The Bard and a Cardboard Cauldron. This wild, female-led comedy explores Shakespeare’s favourite subjects: ambition, envy and revenge. The battle for centre stage goes beyond the rehearsal room as three actresses find themselves banished to ‘NetherBard’, destined to play Abbey’s understudies throughout the entirety of Shakespeare’s cannon. Along the way they get to deliver some of Shakespeare’s best male speeches, with female voices. NetherBard questions what happens when women refuse to play the roles prescribed for them – on stage and in life.