The Life and Works of Githa Sowerby

A talk at the National Theatre in London by Pat Riley and Ellen Gainor about the social and family background of Githa Sowerby and that of women in general during the early 20th century.

The talk will take place in the Clore Learning Centre’s Cottesloe Room at 6pm on Friday 24th May, 2019. It will last for an hour and copies of Looking for Githa will be available after the talk.

Tickets for this talk are £7 (Concessions £5)

From the National Theatre Web Site
Sowerby scholar-editor J. Ellen Gainor explores the British stage in the early 20th century and how Rutherford and Son emerged. She’ll discuss the economic, familial, and professional challenges women faced in the period, and how Sowerby’s plays engage these and other pressing social concerns that continue to resonate today.

Pat Riley is an independent writer and researcher, with special interests in theatrical and political history and family law. An update of her 2009 biography of Githa Sowerby, Looking for Githa (Stairwell Books; February 2019) includes new material and incorporates her recent research findings.

Link to the NT event page

Rutherford and Son, starring Roger Allam and Justine Mitchell, directed by Polly Findlay, runs at the NT Lyttleton Theatre from the 16th of May.

Rutherford and Son at the National Theatre.