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Githa - a one-woman play based on the life of 20th century dramatist Githa Sowerby

Posted on 17 May 2013

Third year PhD by Practice Playwriting student Hannah Davies' play Githa (★★★★ The Scotsman ★★★★ Three Weeks) receives run at York Theatre Royal studio (28th May - 1st June) and a West End transfer to St James Theatre, West End London in June.

Githa Sowerby


 A one-woman play based on the life of 20th Century dramatist Githa Sowerby

Written and performed by Hannah Davies

Directed by Peter Darney

‘Davies tells the story of a writer who was a feminist icon with warmth and humour…

a compelling exploration of both female oppression and what art can and should be.’

★★★★ The Scotsman

‘A commanding script… ‘Githa’ will leave you feeling

sympathetic and proud at Sowerby’s pioneering life…

Davies does justice to a truly remarkable story.’

★★★★ Three Weeks

This is a lyrical and intimate piece about an exceptional woman from a critical period in women’s history. London, 1912. K.G Sowerby’s play, Rutherford & Son, is an overnight hit. Katherine Githa Sowerby is hailed as one of the most powerful dramatists of her time, but her work has since been overlooked. Githa explores the woman behind the plays and tells her forgotten story. This is an arresting and exquisite one-woman show about one woman's remarkable impact on a man's world.

The same week, Githa Sowerby's play, Rutherford and Son will run in the main house. This critically acclaimed production of a play ranked by The National Theatre as one of The Top One Hundred Plays of the Century, has been produced by Northern Broadsides.('Rutherford & Son is again a must-see, worth-debating event.'★★★★ Daily Telegraph 'A superb production' ★★★★ whatsonstage).

This is a fantastic opportunity to see two critically acclaimed productions before they both transfer to the St James Theatre in the West End.

Tickets are available to book online here for the York run:

28th May - 1st June 7:45pm (Matinee Thurs 2pm, Sat 2:30pm)

And here for the London run:

27th - 29th June 8:00pm (Matinee Sat 5:00pm)

Githa received support for it's Edinburgh run from the University of York Performance Award 2012.