As SHE Likes It

This performance has been funded by The Atkinson Development Trust in recognition of International Women’s Day.

Kiss the Hollywood happy ending goodbye!

As SHE Likes It is inspired by the story of #MeToo pioneer Patricia Douglas. It’s been nearly 100 years since Patricia Douglas was lured to a studio party under the guise of a casting call, in what was perhaps the biggest, best-suppressed scandal in Hollywood history.

Through a fusion of live theatre and filmed footage, As SHE Likes It exposes the cultural legacy of sexism and exploitation that still haunts the industry to this day. A darkly comedic explosion of multimedia, verbatim, cabaret and drag; a contemporary Brechtian-style play that poses the question: How much has changed between the Hollywood of yesteryear and now?

Written by Chloe Wade and supported by Olivier Award winning playwright Morgan Lloyd Malcolm (Emilia The Globe, Obsession Netflix), As SHE Likes It is a peek behind the sepia cigarette smoke and passionate embraces of Old Hollywood, as seen through the eyes of its archetypes.

Age 13+. Contains themes of a sexual nature, sexual violence, suicide and strong language. 

Reviews ★★★★ – …an important, entertaining and thought-provoking evening, offering the opportunity to see five actors remind us of the failings of the past and then to confront us with the ongoing issues today. ★★★★★ – Wade and her team are in very good company, it reminded me of the first time I saw The Vagina Monologues – the same impact and power, same mix of humour and activism.

Kathy Burke on  X (Twitter)Saw this very funny and deeply disturbing play last night. Great writing and acting from @yorkshirewade slick direction from @TillyVosburgh with a brilliant cast of five. It’s touring at affordable prices so check out these dates and venues. ♥️ 🎭 #AsSheLikesIt #MeToo

SOLACE Women’s Aid

As SHE Likes It is supported by SOLACE Women’s Aid. If you are affected by any of the issues raised in the show, please contact SOLACE for advice and support at or 0808 802 5565. All calls are free.


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