The Drowning Girls

Fascinating play about a serial murderer,told from the veiwpoint of three of the victims. All three were his wives, whom he drowned after marrying them to steal their money and get the insurance.
Based on a true story and set in the eraly 20th century, this play reveals the limited choices available to women of marriageable age. Is it any wonder that a handsome man who declares love is welcomed over the objections of family and friends?
This is a very challenging play for the three actresses, who spend the whole play soaking wet and leaping in and out of bath tubs. The audience is challenged too, as they have to keep the theatre warm to prevent the cast from getting pneumonia.
All three actresses were excellent – Natascha Girgis, Beth Graham and Daniela Vlaskalic. The lattter two wrote the play with Charlie Tomlinson.

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About cathyriggall

Theatre junkie, who thinks live theatre is the ultimate form of living on the edge. You never know what will happen when an actor steps on the stage.
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One Response to The Drowning Girls

  1. Keith says:

    The "Brides in the Bath" true crime story from the victims perspective.It is an unusual but very effective staging; and the play, (and cast), does an excellent job of making you pity the victims for their lives, as well as their deaths.

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