Photo credit: Old Vic (photo by duncan c on Flickr under CC 2.0.

Two new works to celebrate International Women’s Day at Old Vic

Both works will be available to stream from 8 March.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

As part of the Old Vic's week-long celebration of International Women's Day next month, two new works have been commissioned. Putting A Face On and Aisha (the black album) will both explore the social and political status of women, available to stream from 8 March.

Kiri Pritchard-McLean directs her own work, Putting A Face On, starring Susan Wokoma. Set in the present-day, the work will explore the impact of gaslighting — making someone question their self-worth by purposely confusing them and their memories. As the Domestic Abuse Bill returns to the House of Lords, Putting A Face On looks at developments in gender equality, and what steps still need to take place.

Jade Anouka will star in Regina Taylor's Aisha (the black album) directed by Tinuke Craig. Aisha will examine the political power of Black women, taking note of recent Black Lives Matter protests and the inauguration of Vice President Kamala Harris.

Currently, performances at the Old Vic are suspended due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Previously, the Old Vic was open for livestreamed performances, including A Christmas Carol, Lungs and Three Kings.

Photo credit: Old Vic (photo by duncan c on Flickr under CC 2.0)


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