TV Preview: Snatches: Moments From 100 Years Of Women’s Lives
+ Q&A with Vicky Featherstone, Artistic Director of the Royal Court, and cast
A glittering array of female stars take part in this special film curated by Vicky Featherstone, Artistic Director of the Royal Court Theatre.
BBC Four 2018
Dirs Vanessa Caswill, Rachna Suri
4 x 15min
Curated by Vicky Featherstone, Artistic Director of the Royal Court Theatre, and performed by a variety of well-known female stars - Jodie Comer (My Mad Fat Diary), Corinne Skinner-Carter (EastEnders), Siobhan Finneran (Downton Abbey), Romola Garai (Atonement, The Hour), Shirley Henderson (Bridget Jones), Liv Hill (Three Girls), Kiran Sonia Sawar (Black Mirror) and Antonia Thomas (Misfits) - this film marks the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act, when certain women gained the right to vote. Written by some of Britain's most celebrated female playwrights including BAFTA award-winning Abi Morgan (The Hour, Suffragette, The Split), Zinnie Harris (Spooks, How To Hold Your Breath) Tanika Gupta (Anita And Me), alongside exciting new female writing voices EV Crowe, Theresa Ikoko, Charlene James, Vicky Jones and Rachel De-Lahay, these monologues are inspired by women across the 100 years since those in 1918 spoke out, challenged the status quo and made a stand. Each writer captures a moment that will inform and intrigue a 2018 audience.
We are pleased to announce the confirmed panel:
Razia Iqbal - Chair
Vicky Featherstone (Royal Court Artistic Director)
Kiran Sonia Sawar (Black Mirror, Murdered By My Father)
Tanika Gupta (The Waiting Room - National Theatre, A Doll’s House - BBC Audio Drama Award)
Emma Crowe (Kin, Royal Court Theatre - nominated for Evening Standard most promising new playwright award 2010)