The Lady Demands Satisfaction

A full length farce for for 2M, 5F
When a young maiden learns that her entire inheritance will be forfeit to anyone that bests her in a duel, she must turn to her renowned Aunt - the finest blade anywhere - if she is to save her house and lands.

Runtime: 85 minutes

Period: 1740

Setting: Pepperston Hall and its grounds.
Characters: (2M,5F)
DUCHESS THEODOSIA PEPPERSTON
TROTHE PEPPERSTON
TILLY
PENELOPE
LUITGER/ELEONORE
LORD ABERNATHY
OSRIC

The play won
JOINING SWORD AND PEN 2017-18
Babes With Blades Theatre Company
Chicago, IL.

About The Lady Demands Satisfaction

Farce, Full Length, 5F, 2M

Joining Sword and Pen

The inspirational image used for the Joining Sword and Pen competition.


A new farce, written for the 2017/2018 Joining Sword and Pen Competition - and my third win! The image above was the inspiration for the play - and the inspiration became a classic farce, set in the mid-1700's, with lots of swordplay, a servant girl posing as a German fencing master who doesn't speak English, a young woman who must defend her inheritance, a conniving suitor and, front and center, her aunt - Duchess of Pepperston Hall, and the finest blade anywhere!
The play will be produced in July of 2018 - more details to follow as we get closer!

Babes With Blades Theatre Company uses stage combat to place women and their stories center stage. Through performance, script development, training, and outreach, our ensemble creates theatre that explores the wide range of the human experience, and cultivates broader perspectives in the arts community and in society as a whole.

The play is available from the playwright only.

Sample Dialogue...


The Lady Demands Satisfaction Excerpt