Jean Betts' "Revenge of the Amazons", Auckland August 2013

"If we have a son, you won't throw him away?"


We would like to cordially invite you to our 2013 Production of "Revenge of the Amazons" by local Wellington playwright Jean Betts. Aside from being slightly familiar to lovers of Shakespeare, the play touches on a variety of issues that we feel might be of interest to your organization and you.

Making a difference in the wider community is an important part of the ethos of Female Company, alongside showcasing the diverse range of female talent in the theatre industry. We are now delighted to announce that our 2013 production of 'Revenge of the Amazons' is presented to you in association with a bra collection drive for Auckland City Mission (so if you've got them, we want them!). Below is an extract from our Press Release that will provide you with more of an understanding of the play.

"You are cordially invited to attend the most subversive wedding of the century. Witness the legendary marriage of wimpy Theseus to Amazonian warrior-Queen Hippolyta.

If a wedding is not enough merriment for you, enjoy the hilarity of a bunch of hipsters becoming enamoured to the wrong lover – thanks to manipulation from the fairy kingdom! Not to mention the play within a play that unfolds (co-operatively of course...) by a feminist troupe of Fallopian Thespians.

Female Company returns from the success of its 2012 debut show 'Agnes of God' to present Jean Betts' 'Revenge of the Amazons'. Written in 1983 as an adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedy 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream', this play still resonates today with its hilarious, yet thoughtful approach to feminism. If you consider yourself to be a Shakespearean novice, boffin, or somewhere in between, you will certainly appreciate the sharp wit that is abundant in Betts' interpretations of his characters. "

This year’s “wedding of the century” will unfold at Ponsonby Baptist Church across five nights from Wednesday 14th until Sunday 18th of August. We would love to see you there-Tickets are now available for purchase through Iticket! If you would like to book tickets through email, please reply to this email stating your name and the number of tickets you would like to reserve. Alternatively, there are door sales available every night although please note that these are cash only sales.

Wednesday 14th August – Sunday 18th August 7:30pm at Ponsonby Baptist Church.

Directed by Marisa Breytenbach and Haemia Foote

Standard $20

Student $15

Any questions please contact us through our facebook page or on
Please get in contact for school group prices.
We hope to see you there!
Much love,
The Females of Female Company:
Amanda Grace Leo, Haemia Foote, Amie Bentall and Sian van Asbeck.