The Bush-Ladies: In Their Own Words is adapted from the writings of Susanna Moodie, Catherine Parr Traill, Anne Langton, and Anna Jameson. In the 1830s, these four wellborn, highly-educated British women came to Canada–and the accounts of their lives have made them the First Ladies of Canadian literature. In this clever play, Molly Thom uses the Bush-Ladies’ own words to illuminate the immigrant experience. It is a spirited and dramatic romp through a vivid era in our history.
News & Reviews
“Intriguing, fascinating… A text rich with detail, wit, and fundamental wisdom… Four amazing women… great ladies to get to know.” —Ottawa Citizen
“Charming! A triumphant adventure! There go our spunky pioneer grandmothers, petticoats flying and bonnets askew… Genuine comedy. Strong storytelling.” —Globe & Mail
“Powerful, vivid, endearing.” —Ottawa Sun
About the Author
Molly Thom is a Toronto director, actor, and theatre administrator. Her plays include Bush Ladies and stage adaptations of Daisy Ashford’s The Young Visitors and several plays in translation. Molly is active as a dramaturge and director of new scripts, and is the founder of Toronto’s New Ideas Festival, which develops original writing for the stage.