Scratchworks Theatre Company

WOMANS (like ROMANS but with a ‘W’!)


Sat 19 Oct




90 mins (including interval)




£11.50 concessions / £13.50 full

It’s 44BC, Ancient Rome.  Our hero, Leta has been declared a traitor by the Roman Senate.  She is given a punishment worse than death “Damnatio Memoriae” – to be erased from history. Whilst noble Gladiators and infamous Emperors around her are becoming legends, her name will be scratched out and forgotten forever.  But with the help from some unexpected muses, she decides to rebel against the Republic. A feast for the eyes and the ears with physical comedy, clowning and original music, WOMANS is a raucous & hilarious tale of the first female resistance.  

WOMANS is a fast-paced & physical thematic sequel to our award-winning show, Great Train Robbery, focusing on how women are routinely written out of history.

Developed with support from Arts Council England & Beaford Arts, the show has already toured widely in the UK to venues including Salisbury Playhouse, the Wardrobe Theatre & VAULT Festival to critical acclaim:

Scratchworks is an all-female theatre ensemble from Devon. Using diverse theatrical styles, we create original stories with a unique blend of live music, dynamic movement and farcical comedy.


Tickets prices are inclusive of all booking fees and charges. Pre-booked tickets can be collected from Barbican Theatre from 1 hour before your performance starts. Or for an additional £1 (per order) you can have them posted.


"Highly imaginative...a genuinely funny & clever show”

A Younger Theatre

"Highly entertaining...riotous fun!"

Fringe Guru

“This is devised theatre at its best and the whole show is an absolute hoot from beginning to end.”

StageTalk Magazine

“This likeable show is performed with zest”

Lyn Gardner

“A frenzied feminist fiction told through a whirlwind of tightly choreographed theatrical invention”

The Stage


Seating is usually pre-allocated for performances (if it isn't it will say so on the booking page). Audiences are advised to arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of the show to allow for time to take their seats before the performance begins. If you require disabled/accessible seating, please call us on 01752 267131 to discuss your requirements.

Barbican Theatre

The Barbican Theatre
Castle Street

(Barbican Theatre is behind the Mayflower Visitor Centre opposite Mayflower Steps and The Prawn!)

Our address is Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, Plymouth PL1 2NJ. We are just behind the Mayflower Visitor Centre (up some steps) on Southside Street opposite the Mayflower Steps.

If you use the What3Words app / website our 3 words (for finding our venue) are

01752 267131 (currently not in use while the venue box office is closed)


Tickets are currently only available for collection from 1 hour before performances begin. They are not currently available for collection from the Box Office at any other times and postage is no longer available. Barbican Theatre recommends e-tickets which can be presented at the theatre on the date of your performance using a smart mobile device (or if you prefer can be printed out) E-tickets are more covid safe and are also much greener due to not being needed to be printed or posted.

Tickets for this event are no longer available.