Paul Levy talks to Sarah Hickingbottom from Brass Tacks Theatre about The Woman Who Conceived the Pill. Sarah talks about how the idea for the play came about, its importance and the process of researching and writing it.
“It’s 1918, and a woman who adores men is dreaming of ‘a pill taken like aspirin’ to free women sexually and choose when to have children. But contraception is illegal in the USA and science doesn’t have the knowledge. What’s a girl to do? Battle the establishment, of course! And hire scientists! Oh and don’t forget to seduce men like HG Wells! Protest, tragedy, laughter, love and pills entwine to craft a compelling solo show spanning Mrs Sanger’s extraordinary life. You will never forget her, she’s ‘The Woman Who Conceived the Pill’.”