News: Heroines bring Shakespeare’s women into the 21st Century

News: Heroines bring Shakespeare’s women into the 21st Century

After running a successful scratch night and 24 hour play event, new collaborative theatre company emberfly theatre now come to Theatre N16 with their first full-length production, Heroines.

This new devised piece sees six of Shakespeare’s women plucked from their individual plays, placed with us in the here and now in the 21st Century.

Instead of Lady Macbeth, you get Emma: still a powerhouse, still ambitious but a bit less murderous.

What about Ophelia? Would she be the same? Maybe not… Effie, inspired by both Ophelia and Hamlet, still struggles with her mental health, but wouldn’t any actor with 20 jobs?

Who is Juliet without Romeo? Chilling with her best mate Ros, pre-drinking and essay writing. When “shrew” Kate isn’t causing drama, she resides on her yoga mat… to eat Nutella.

When it all goes tits up, Delia the Defuser is always at hand. You know, they always say it’s the quiet ones? No wonder Shakespeare didn’t put this feisty lot in the same play!


Heroines will play TheatreN16 from 11 – 15 July 2017. For more information or to book tickets, please visit the website.