International Women's Day 2010

Hurried Steps by Dacia Maraini

Posted in 2010 03 08, London by womeninlondon on 4 March 2010

International Women’s Day March 8th at 7.30 p.m.

Translated by Sharon Wood
Directed by Nicolette Kay
Including the new text written especially for the UK production
Cast: Eugenia Caruso. Mariam Haque. Anthony Ofoegbu. Gloria Onitiri, Peter Marinker

Panel Speakers:
Jade Holvey, Domestic Violence Coordinator in Lambeth, London

@ The Spring Gardens, 100 Vauxhall Walk, London, SE11 5EL

Cost: Donation, a percentage of the total will go to the local women’s refuge.

Based on testimonies from real women and written by Dacia Maraini, Italy’s foremost playwright, novelist, poet and journalist. It was created for Amnesty International to raise awareness of Violence Against Women and Dacia Maraini has written a UK story for this production.

The stark no-frills performance is followed by a discussion between the audience and a panel of local fieldworkers and experts.

New Shoes Theatre is part of a loose artistic collection of world-wide theatre companies that are performing Hurried Steps to raise awareness of Violence Against Women

“With hurried steps these women flee from pain and discrimination. Inspired by real facts reported by Amnesty International, the text is a testimony, an accusation, a gesture of solidarity and acknowledgement of all those women who are still prisoners of a forced marriage, of a violent family, of a hustler, of tradition or of age-old discriminations which are so difficult to overcome.” Dacia Maraini

BOOK online at or
email stating how many tickets you require

Directions to the Spring:

Vauxhall Station (Victoria Line and mainline station) walk along Albert Embankment and turn right up Glasshouse Walk.

The Spring is within the Congestion Charge zone.


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