It has been announced that Ruth Gemmell and Emma Paetz to star in Kate Budgen’s production of Cordelia O’Neill’s No Place for a Woman, playing at the Theatre503 from the 3rd to the 27th May.
The wife of a commandant is throwing a party. She asks her husband for champagne. Instead he brings home a ballet dancer from the camp. An extraordinary story that explores the strength of marital love, the redemptive power of dance, and the survival of two women who live as neighbours – but are worlds apart.
Directed by Kate Budgen, the world premiere will star Ruth Gemmell, whose previous work includes Midsummer Mischief, Midwinter, Regan in King Lear, Macbeth for the Royal Shakespeare Company and recent TV roles including Octavia Putney in Penny Dreadful, two series of Home Fires and Jen Dugdale in two series of Utopia. Emma Paetz meanwhile is a recent graduate of Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has recently appeared You’re Human Like the Rest of Them at the Finborough Theatre and the film Final Girl.
No Place for a Woman will feature music composed by Elliott Rennie, who was last seen in the West End in Shakespeare in Love and has recently performed in Pinocchio at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough.
The creative team also includes designs by Camilla Clarke, sound by Ella Wahlstrom and lighting by Sarah Readman.
No Place for a Woman will play at Theatre503 from the 3rd to the 27th May. For more information and to book tickets visit: https://theatre503.com/whats-on/no-place-for-a-woman/.