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It’s International Women’s Day, 2024! All across the UK, there are countless amazing opportunities to engage with women’s voices and stories.

Female Voices at Shoreditch Town Hall | Throughout March 2024 

WOW: One Night Live in London Led by Women Of The World Founder, Jude Kelly, the evening will feature best-selling author Elif Shafak, writer Liv Little and writer and performer Jordan Stephens to tell urgent stories from around the world. Friday 8th March 2024, 7pm.

Azadi Network Presents: On Our Own Terms Join community leaders, artists and activists for this enlightening and important debate following a British Parliamentary Report examining  parallels between the structural gendered injustice in Iran and Afghanistan. Saturday 9th March 2024, From 5pm.

The Friday Night Show Following the last two sell-out shows, ARG and Shoreditch Town Hall are thrilled to present the latest edition of this showcase of female and non binary comedians at the top of their game! Featuring Lou Sanders, Suzi Ruffell, Sophie Duker, Kemah Bob and Sofie Hagen — with even more to be announced. Friday 22nd March, 7pm.

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The WorldUK Tour l until 16th March 

This inspiring, girl power musical spotlights some of the incredible women from history who have changed the world, from Rosa Parks to Frida Kahlo, Marie Curie to Jane Austen and many more is on tour! Based on the popular book by Suffragette relative Kate Pankhurst, with a book by Olivier Award-winning writer Chris Bush and music by Miranda Cooper (Girls Aloud, Maisie Peters), this empowering, pop-fuelled musical is sure to delight audiences while showcasing some fantastically great women. https://fantasticallygreatwomenthemusical.com/tickets/ 

52 Monologues for Young Transexuals, Soho Theatre l 4th – 16th March

Offie Award Winner for LGBTQIA+ Theatre at The Edinburgh Fringe in 2023, 52 Monologues for Young Transsexuals is an unapologetically camp cabaret that will dive into the raw realities of being a trans woman, in all its messy, painful and honest glory! From pleasure to pagan ritual, Barbra Streisand to BDSM, spit to Skepta; armed with bottles of baby oil and unlimited pink glitter, this electric production promises a fever dream of hilarious and gut-wrenching confessions for all audiences.

Oedipus Electronica, Brixton House | 6th – 9th March 

This retelling turns the infamous myth on its head by focusing on Jocasta’s story to acknowledge the underrepresentation of female stories and perspectives. An unapologetic and unflinching journey into the carnal heart of a woman pushed to the edge, Mella Faye has pulled apart a classic Greek myth and used it as inspiration for composition and theme to create something truly relevant for our time.

London Zoo, Southwark Playhouse, 7th – 30th March

Set during the dawn of a new millennium, London Zoo explores the subtle and not so subtle prejudices of the modern workplace at Southwark Playhouse this spring! As a former doctor, reporter, and author, director and writer of the show Farine Clark is a true renaissance woman. Now exploring her passion for theatre and writing, Farine draws from her extraordinary career to uncover unspoken attitudes, ingrained attitudes, and clever manipulations of women in business.

KAREN, The Other Palace | 19th – 25th March 

Fleabag meets Peep Show in Sarah Cameron-West’s KAREN, coming to London hot off the heels of its smash-hit Fringe run. Navigating broken relationships, office politics, and just trying to keep sane, our Protagonist journeys through repressed rage and unchecked silence before reaching boiling point – and who can blame her, when her newly established ex begins dating her office nemesis…Karen. Wickedly funny and painfully relatable, KAREN unleashes feminine rage in an unashamed display of rebellion.

Fat Chance, UK Tour | 8th March –  27th April

Written and performed by Rachel Stockdale, the powerful one-woman play Fat Chance is heading on tour, kickstarting on International Woman’s Day. This  funny and honest production, directed by Jonluke McKie, speaks out with sincerity about the struggles faced by anyone grappling with the pressures from toxic beauty standards and expectations.

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