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ED2012 Theatre Review: Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History (Spanner In The Works Theatre Company)

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Patricia Downey’s text presents three monologues of women in recent history whose names have provoked a variety of responses. Indeed, with a superstar, a politician and a convict in the line-up, this makes for stimulating viewing. Caroline Curran’s performance is readily engaging; while her interpretation of Marilyn Monroe lacks charisma, as Mo Mowlam she is bold and funny, and her performance as Aileen Wuornos, a woman convicted of killing seven men she claimed had attempted to rape her while she worked as a prostitute, is the sharpest and most convincing of the three. Although the ‘hard-hitting and controversial’ aspect promised in the programme remains somewhat absent, this is an imaginative exploration of the minds of these three women.

C Aquila, 13-18 Aug, 2.30pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Colette M Talbot]

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