Mothertongue 4 Plays
These are four of the seven plays produced by Women's Action Theatre (WAT) between 1985 and 1993.
The first play "Mothertongue" is a beautifully crafted piece of prose reminiscence, monologue, poetry, song and chant which deals with birth, growing up, sex and love, work and childbirth, and death all seen from a female point of view.
The power comes from the beauty of the treatment, the tender, understated and subtle humour not normally associated with radical feminism.
Later the writing concerns itself with women's plight as a rootless person, cut off from her land, while her land is dying without her.
by Kathleen Gallagher, Kate Wynstanley and Jen Rippingale