Notes to the Forgotten She-Wolves 2020

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Shakespeare’s Globe has taken the difficult but responsible decision to close our doors to the public until further notice, ceasing performances, education activities and tours.

As you can imagine, this has been one of the hardest decisions we have had to make, but a necessary one as we consider the safety and well-being of both the public, staff and volunteers.

We hope to open the doors to our wooden O as soon as possible – but in this unprecedented time for theatre, and as a charity that receives no annual government subsidy, we are in desperate need of donations to help us to continue to strive in the future.

We ask at this time of huge risk to our beloved theatre that you donate if you can. Any amount, large or small, will be hugely appreciated.

With love, solidarity and thanks to you all from the whole Globe family.

If   when we meet again, why, we shall smile


20 brand new short plays and monologues in honour and celebration of history’s forgotten and mis-remembered women and non-binary people.

Curated by Globe Associate Artist Athena Stevens, who directs with Robin Norton-Hale, Notes to the Forgotten She-Wolves is inspired by Sandi Toksvig’s ongoing campaign to redress the gender imbalance of Wikipedia: at last count, out of the 1.5 million biographies in English on the site, only 17% are of women.

20 phenomenal writers come together to summon up the memory of those for whom history hadn’t told the full story, in the biggest ever festival of new writing in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

Come and join us as we unleash a cacophony of voices united by a determined desire to shout about their own right to an existence at all.

Writers include Winsome Pinnock, Sandi Toksvig OBE, Sabrina Mahfouz, Catherine Mayer, Stella Duffy OBE, Matilda Ibini, Emma Frankland, Eve Leigh and Amy Ng. See all writers and dates.

Emilia was just the beginning…



Standing tickets (fixed position): £10

Seated tickets from £20

Running time: To be confirmed

Part of Voices in the Dark

Part of Playhouse Season 2019/20

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Discover more about the writers and the She-Wolves that have inspired their pieces


Bessie Coleman
Plays, Poems & New Writing 

Giving voice to forgotten women in history



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