Queer feminist rage takes over the Young Vic’s smaller space in a murderous story about a group of secretaries at a lumberjack factory who have murder on their minds. It's directed by Genesis Future Directors Award recipient, Deirdre McLaughlin, and written by a US quintet of female writers who call themselves The Five Lesbian Brothers. The script dates from the early 1990s and mixes comedy horror with sharp satire on how lesbian women are perceived in a joyous and anarchic celebration of the pleasures of being a bad girl. Really bad girls who pride themselves on being great at dictation and killers with a chainsaw for any man who shows an interest in one of the members of the typing pool. Parody is always difficult to pull off, but if McLaughlin succeeds this could be a sly, subversive hit.
New girl Patty is just dying to fit in with the perfectly put together secretaries at the Lumber Mill. But when the local lumberjacks start going missing, how far will she go to join their clique? From American theatre company, The Five Lesbian Brothers, comes a murderously dark comedy that splits open gender stereotypes and carves up the line between violent instincts and passive submission. Deirdre McLaughlin, Genesis Future Directors Award recipient, directs The Secretaries, integrating creative access into the heart of the show. Every performance of The Secretaries will be relaxed. You can move, make noise and respond naturally to the performance. You can come and go at any time and there will be a chill out space available. Because of the nature and content of this show, there will be bright lights and loud sounds. We’ll provide more details about sound and light closer to the performance. Audio description and captioning are integrated into every performance.