Riot Girls: The Life And Loves Of A She Devil

Ep 1/2

Sunday 21 February

3.00pm-4.00pm

BBC RADIO 4

Part of Radio 4’s Riot Girls, a package of no-holds-barred women's writing that includes Erica Jong's Fear Of Flying and original plays following three generations of women by Lucy Catherine and Ella Hickson.

The Life And Loves Of A She Devil was written by Fay Weldon in 1983 and is a satire on the war of the sexes, and a fable about the rewards and dangers of our capacity for transformation. It is a darkly comic fairy tale about revenge, sex and power.

When Ruth discovers her husband is sleeping with a prettier, richer woman, she makes ingenious and diabolical plans to punish them both.

Cast:
Ruth….Hattie Morahan
Bobbo….Barnaby Kay
Mary Fisher…..Lyndsey Marshal
Nurse Hopkins….Rosie Cavaliero
Mrs Fisher….Susan Jameson
Nicola….Evie Killip
Andy….Leo Wan
Garcia….Chris Pavlo
Angus/Insurance Man….Gerard McDermott
Brenda/Mrs Trumper….Debra Baker
Elsie Flower….Katie Redford
Girl in Job Centre….Rebecca Hamilton

Adapted for radio by Joy Wilkinson and directed by Abigail le Fleming.

Producer/Abigail le Fleming for the BBC

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