The Leading Lady Club

Theatre (dark comedy, new writing)

  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


You're invited to a private meeting of The Leading Lady Club! At this meeting, the women are sharing their experiences with dating apps, heartbreak, self-defense, workplace interactions, women's health, assault, plus varying degrees of MANspreading, MANsplaining, and MANipulation. But don't worry, they'll do it all with humor and grace. Well, they'll do their best. Imagine sketch comedy-meets-group therapy in this hilariously dark commentary on what it means to be a woman in the world today. Inspired by interviews with real women of different backgrounds, ages, races and experiences. Written by Sarah Hogewood.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Up a large flight of stairs and through a narrow corridor
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Andrea 41 days ago

So glad we got handed a flyer for this one. Worth a watch. A powerful, insightful , moving little show that anyone who identifies as a woman will relate to. Well written and directed. The actors were outstanding. Well done ladies.

Meredith McCormack 42 days ago

A really well done show we stumbled upon at our first Fringe. Highly recommend for both women and men.

Bryan Stoops 43 days ago

I had the pleasure of seeing The Leading Lady Club during the evening of the 21st of August as the second production I had the pleasure of watching during my 2023 Fringe experience. First, a little context: I've been living in New York City for the past five years, and this is a very New York-centric show. It's not necessary to be a New Yorker for this show to resonate, there are just several NYC touches in this show that made me smile.

Second, as a cis male, there are many themes and ideas in this show that will resonate with the entire audience because they are human experiences. However, this show is filled with women expressing and emoting their unique experiences as women.

Third, all of the elements of this show are extremely well-done. The writing, the acting, the blocking, the design, and the tech all make for a thoughtful, affecting theatrical experience. The performers had many things to express and I had the opportunity to listen. None of the artists involved in this show are on attack mode, but some of the truths they have to share are heartbreaking. I highly recommend The Leading Lady Club, and I encourage every potential audience member to approach her/his/their experience of this excellent show with an open heart and active listening; the artists behind this moving piece of theatre have something to express! Highly recommended.

Daniel J. 46 days ago

A deeply moving and poignant piece on what it means to be a woman walking through todays society. Equally heart breaking and hysterical, the writing is spot on and whip smart. This playwright really knows how to reach your core and I want to read every single thing she writes. Wish I could see this play again and again and again. A must see!

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