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Criterion Theatre preview: 3 Women


3 Women, Criterion Theatre, Coventry, June 26-July 3.

By Barbara Goulden

The highly-regarded Criterion Theatre in Earlsdon, Coventry, has chosen a short play by comedian Katy Brand to kick off its socially-distanced season of new drama.

Three Women - or rather 3 Women, to give the piece its proper title - centres on three generations of women from the same family. They've come together to celebrate a wedding. But as the champagne flows old resentments, as well as quite a few new ones, bubble to the surface.

The script is only an hour and 25 minutes long - no interval - but it comes with a great recommendation from Jane Garvey on Radio 4's Woman's Hour.

Jane described the work as "insightful, funny and definitely worth seeing."

It also appears to be on trend with national Pride celebrations as it seems one of the characters is in the process of changing gender.

Garvey's recommendation is good enough for me. But if you fancy giving this play a chance then book early. Like all professional and amateur theatres the Criterion is down to half its usual capacity. To compensate they are filming the first night and putting that online later next month.

For tickets visit: www.criteriontheatre.co.uk

Picture: 3 Women in rehearsal.