One-woman cabaret show about wartime women in Leatherhead

One-woman cabaret show about wartime women

One-woman cabaret show about wartime women

First published in News This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter - Epsom

A one-woman cabaret show will be telling the story of what women did during the First and Second World Wars.

Cabaret artist Fiona-Jane Weston is bringing her new show, Wartime Women: the Khaki Cabaret, to Leatherhead Theatre.

Weston has created the show as a tribute to ordinary women who became pilots, mechanics, engineers, munitions workers, farmers and spies for the first time.

Her performance is billed as a "moving and humorous piece" by the theatre, which features stories, songs, verses and diary extracts on the women’s war effort.

Weston trained in Australia and performed in plays there before studying ethnic minority theatre traditions in China and forming the Radical Actress Guild back in England.

Her website says she went on to work with well-known names in theatre and comedy such as Bill Bailey, Bill Oddie and Sir Donald Sinden.

Another one of her one-woman shows, 20th Century Woman - The Compact Cabaret, looked at the finest writers and composers of the last Century and this Century.

Tickets include tea and cake during the interval.

Wartime Women: the Khaki Cabaret; Leatherhead Theatre, Church Street, Leatherhead; Friday, September 12, 2pm; £14, call 01372 365141; email; visit

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