NINE TILL SIX - A PLAY BY AIMEE AND PHILIP STUART
27 April - 29 April 2017
The theme of the play, Nine Till Six, is that of women’s professional lives and their role in the economy, mapped against their experience of womanhood and a lack of social agency. It is a good example of her ability to capitalise on the cultural zeitgeist, of a particular historical moment.
Aimee Stuart consistently wrote plays focused on the female experience, in a changing social and economic climate.
The Cambridge History of British Theatre says of Nine Till Six - it carefully integrates women from all classes, while questioning the relationships between class, gender, work, power and the economy in a woman’s world of work.
From 1926 to 1940, Stuart had twelve plays produced in the West End of London. This one centres on the dressmaker/fashion trade in a department store in Regent Street, W1. It has an all-female ensemble of actors and ran for 259 performances in the West End. In 1932 it was made into a film, directed by Basil Dean, the first talking picture from Ealing Studios, after it had been converted to sound.
This is an Arts University Bournemouth event, from BA Acting, BA Costume and Performance Design, BA Make Up for Media and Performance
DAY & TIME
Thursday & Friday, 7.30pm
Saturday 2.30pm & 7.30pm
£10 (full price) | £6 (concession)
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