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Lady Malcolm's Ball

Commissioned for Write the Girl


In a bid to becomes the most charitable woman in society, Lady Malcolm throws a ball for all the servants in London. It becomes so popular that in the early 1930s it moves to the Royal Albert Hall, attracting celebrity guests and huge media attention. But it also attracts subversion and transgression. Lady Malcolm doesn’t invite cross dressers, and drag queans, but they come, and leave a social revolution in their wake.

Written for a cast of 20+ Lady Malcolm's Ball was first performed at LEH school by an all female cast of year 10 girls.


Write the Girl is a partnership between schools and theatre professionals to support playwrights in developing meaningful stories, suitable for large casts, that stretch, challenge and engage a generation of young women often marginalised by a male-dominated canon.

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