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DRY LAND

Jermyn Street Theatre

By Ruby Rae Spiegel
Directed by Hannah Hauer-King

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“An auspicious debut for Damsel Productions, the ironically named and inspiring new company dedicated to putting provocative, true and honest aspects of female experience centre stage.”
- Paul Taylor, Independent
“Damsel Productions has stated that it aims to tackle the gender imbalance in theatre head-on, with female teams producing great female stories. Dry Land is certainly a fine testament to that, all too rare in its honesty and its specificity about the bodies, lives and dreams of young women.” 
- Stewart Pringle, The Stage
 

Punch me.

Set in the girls’ locker room of a Florida high school, Dry Land is a play about abortion, sexuality, bodies, swimming and an unlikely friendship put to the most extreme of tests. This coming of age story provides an insight into the turbulent and often painful experience of being a teenager and deals with the pressures of youth with an acute sensibility and laconic humour.

Amy - Milly Thomas
Ester - Aisha Fabienne Ross
Reba - Charlotte Hamblin
Victor - Dan Cohen
Janitor - Mark Keegann

In November 2015, Damsel Productions presented the European premiere of Ruby Rae Spiegel’s first piece. The production was a sell-out; receiving remarkable acclaim from critics and audiences, with Stewart Pringle describing it as “astonishing fresh and honest” (The Stage). 


Read more ABOUT DRY LAND

Interview with Ruby Rae Spiegel in What's On Stage
Interview with Ruby Rae Spiegel in The Independent
Dry Land in Lyn Gardner's Week in Theatre
Interview with Hannah Hauer-King in the Observer
Interview with Hannah Hauer-Kind in This Week London
Evening Standard article
Daily Mail article


What's being said about dry land

Nominated for two Offices: Aisha Fabiene Ross for Best Female
& Ruby Rae Spiegel for Most Promising New Playwright
The Stage
Independent
What's On Stage
Everything Theatre
British Theatre
Huffington Post UK, Hello Sweet Art
A Younger Theatre
The Upcoming
LondonTheatre1
Londonist
Plays To See
Female Arts
Once A Week Theatre
Theatrico

Photos credit Richard Davenport