A young woman looks back on her struggle to survive tumultuous times during the French Revolution. It is a fast-paced sweep through French history, from events leading to the fall of the Bastille, to the Terror in 1794. In Brechtian style, the play takes the audience into the sparsely armed crowds storming the Bastille, with the 6000 women who marched to Versaille. It follows the path of ill-fated Marie Antoinette and exploits of Theroign de Mericourt. In the final scene it is clear women played a much greater part in the Revolution than knitting while heads rolled.

Ideal for secondary school production. Can be done lavishly with elaborate sets and period costumes, or stripped back to basics for a small space and a tight budget. Cast number is 30 - 130.

  • drama
  • 90
  • 30 total
  • 15 female identifying, 15 male identifying
  • adolescence
  • 12 to 16, 16 to 18, 18+
  • all ages, children, teen
  • Australian Script Centre


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