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REVIEW: Women’s Rights Explored Locally In ‘Lysa and the Freeborn Dames’

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Lysa and the Freeborn Dames

Lysa and the Freeborn Dames, playing at La Boite’s Roundhouse Theatre, encapsulates the ‘Play for Today’, a phrase used in 1970s Britain for made-for-television movies. It’s appropriate that the production channels this oxymoron of the current and the historic. Lysa tells a story of age-old themes with contemporary immediacy, honouring the struggle of women both …

Lysa and the Freeborn Dames

A brand new stage production will bring the spirit of the global Women’s March protest to a new play at Brisbane’s La Boite Theatre Company. Award-winning Queensland writer Claire Christian will makes her mainstage debut as playwright next month with Lysa and The Freeborn Dames. In her play, nineteen-year-old Lysa King has come home to …