The Female of the Species

By Joanna Murray Smith
Directed by Mark Stratford

This production has been licensed through the Australian Script Centre


17/8/17 to 27/8/17


8:00pm / 2:00pm matinee


Forty years ago, Margot Mason, pioneer of the 1970s Women’s Liberation movement and fearless academic, wrote her groundbreaking work The Cerebral Vagina and numerous best-sellers followed. Now she has writer’s block. Molly, an unannounced visitor and committed fan of Margot and her work, offers a potential solution until Molly produces a gun and calmly informs Margot that she intends to kill her. Joanna Murray-Smith’s deliciously wicked comedy deftly walks the tightrope between satire and farce, proving the female of the species is not only deadlier, but funnier than the male.


Margot – Veronica Hannebery
Molly – Kirsten Page
Tess – Madeleine Barwick
Bryan – Lachlan Mason
Frank – Gilbert Gauci
Theo – Denis Hine St Claire