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About The Female of the Species

Thirty years ago Margot Mason, pioneer of the 1970s Women's Liberation movement and fearless academic, wrote her groundbreaking work and numerous best-sellers followed. Now she has writer's block. Molly, an unannounced visitor and committed fan of Margot and her work, offers a potential solution - until Molly produces a gun and calmly informs Margot that she intends to kill her because she blames her for warping her mother's mind and ruining her life with her hit book The Cerebral Vagina.

Joanna Murray-Smith's deliciously wicked comedy deftly walks the tightrope between satire and farce proving the female of the species is not only deadlier, but funnier than the male.


  • Genre: Comedy



Peppa Sindar

Plays Margot

Alexander Meerbach

Plays Molly

Katrina Hill

Plays Tess

Kaine Hansen

Plays Bryan

Tim Harris

Plays Frank

Robert Thurman

Plays Tim


  • Stage Manager
    Sally Read
  • Deputy Stage Manager
    Kelly Jane Harrison
  • Production Manager
    Kelly Jane Harrison
  • Switchboard
    Savannah Clark
  • Sound
    Michael Zala
  • L.X. Rig and Focus
    Liam Mudge
  • Set Construction
    David Dusting
  • Graphics
    Liz Hardiman
  • Program
    Sally Read
  • Photography
    Gary Hunt
  • Front of House
    Yvonne Downing and BNT Members
  • Pre-Production
    Robyn Ashmore, Yvonne Downing, Liz Hardiman, John Krul, Brian McClelland, Michael Zala, Peter Nethercote, Peter Nuttall, Ken Prato, Sally Read, RobinPhilip, Caitlyn Sartori, Gavin Stephens, Hedley Thomson, Bob Thurman, Graham Walker, Murray Stevens, Tim Pickford and all those who helped with bump-in