As SHE Likes It
In 1937, 20-year-old Patricia Douglas was brutally attacked and sexually assaulted at an MGM party. Taking on Hollywood’s most powerful institution, the dancer filed charges which were swiftly dismissed and silenced. Three generations later, through a fusion of live theatre and filmed footage, As SHE Likes It exposes the cultural legacy of sexism and exploitation that still haunts the industry today.
Combining multimedia, verbatim, cabaret and drag, As SHE Likes It peeks behind the sepia cigarette smoke and passionate embraces of Old Hollywood through the eyes of its archetypes.
“Incredibly powerful and also really funny. This is the #MeToo play I want to see. It has given me hope.”
Morgan Lloyd Malcolm on As SHE Likes It.
Warnings: Themes of a sexual nature, sexual violence, suicide, strong language.
Genre: Drama/Black Comedy/Cabaret/Drag/Multimedia
Running Times: Act 1 – approx. 50 mins. Interval – 15 mins. Act 2 – approx. 40mins.
Access: Audio Description is written into the play. All shows will be captioned.
As SHE Likes It is supported by SOLACE Women’s Aid. If you are affected by any of the issues raised in the show, please contact SOLACE for advice and support at https://www.solacewomensaid.org or 0808 802 5565. All calls are free.
Following the performance on 29th January, there will be a free post-show panel discussion around the #MeToo & #TimesUp movements, with writer Chloe
Wade, director Tilly Vosburgh, Olivier Award Winning Playwright & Chloe’s writing mentor, Morgan Lloyd Malcolm, and a representative from SOLACE Women’s Aid.