Maverick Monologues

Maverick Monologues - developed from an idea put into action by a friend in New York (Tulis McCall and ‘Monologues and Madness’) - gives the platform to anyone who wishes to take it to deliver a monologue (in the first-person voice) from the perspective of any woman - living or dead, known to us or unknown, from any part of the world - who we deem remarkable or extraordinary and definitely unsung.

In all thus far, four very successful evenings (two in 2018 at The White Lion in Hebden Bridge, and a further two in March and May 2019 at Chapter 17 in Market Street, Hebden Bridge) have seen a steady stream of presenters and listeners, and augur well for this exciting new model to grow apace.

So far 20 different speakers have presented insights into 31 different amazing women:
(You can now click on the names of nearly all our Maverick Women and follow the link to the full presentation.)

Ann Banks - Fanny Burney, Ruth B Drown and Sara Josephine Baker
Jo Bird - Grace O'Malley
Angie Cairns - Rosa Bonheur, Margaret Morris and Pat Douthwaite
Amanda Dalton - Claude Cahun and Hilda Doolittle
Deborah Delano - Catherina Linck, Lotte Hahm and ‘Anonymous’ (author of A Woman in Berlin)
Julian Harber - Lavena Saltonstall
Hannah Lawson - Jenny Darlington
Alison Leonard - M J Long, Caroline Norton and Liao Hongying
Jill Liddington - Anne Lister
Alex Mathie - Tulis McCall (founder of Monologues and Madness, NYC), Marion Campbell and Mary Mathie
Geoff Tansey - Lucy Tansey
Catherine Willis - Alice Emily Ray
Brenda Whisker - Sheila Shulman
Kath Tansey - Evelyn Lyle Kalças
Judith Appleton - Gertrude Bell
Di Seymour - Margaret Harris and Nora Davies
Catherine and Ruth Holtom-Putz - Edith Mary Hanbury Bigland
Sue Wilde - Ethel Carnie Holdsworth
Angela Greenwood - Jane Greenwood

Come and join us! Just to listen and support, or to present a monologue (strict time-limit of 5 minutes) yourself. Please email Angie at this website (click on the envelope you will find on every page) to let us know your subject, and we will devise the next exciting programme.

Maverick Monologues Gallery