by Ellie Kendrick

“We’re harpies.

We’re a three-headed bitch.

We’ve been guarding the gates.

Now we’re throwing them open.”

A hole in the ground. Three women are forcing their way out.

They’re singing. They’re moving. They’re taking up space. And they refuse to apologise.

“This is a takeover. We’re taking over.

You came here to look.

We’re giving you something to watch.”

Using word, music and movement in equal parts, Royal Court Young Writers’ Programme alumna Ellie Kendrick’s debut Hole play asks how power is created.