News, No Place For A Woman… Not so at Theatre503

News, No Place For A Woman… Not so at Theatre503

No Place For A Woman, starring Ruth Gemmell and Emma Paetz, and Elliott Rennie on cello, directed by Kate Budgen, plays its world premiere at Theatre503.

The wife of a prison camp commandant is throwing a party. She asks her husband for champagne. Instead he brings home a ballet dancer from the camp. Set towards the end of the Second World War, Cordelia O’Neill’s play No Place For A Woman combines theatre with live music and dance to tell the story of two women, seemingly worlds apart, who become inextricably entwined in their struggle to survive.

“An officer drove me up to gates and told me to wait, that it was no place for a woman.”

No Place For A Woman is A Small Things Theatre production in association with Theatre503. Small Things Theatre’s first play, The Stolen Inches, was a sell-out at the Edinburgh Festival in 2015. Their regular Night of Small Things in association with the Old Red Lion Theatre in Islington provides a platform for emerging artists of all disciplines to showcase their work.


No Place For A Woman plays Theatre503 on 3 – 27 May. For more information or to book tickets, please see the website.