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More than a woman

Caitlin Moran

Ten years since Caitlin Moran's blockbuster memoir How To Be A Woman, she's juggling ageing parents, teenage daughters, and a bigger bum. How is one of our best-loved feminists finding her forties?

Hosted by Yumi Stynes.

Please note, Caitlin Moran will be appearing live via video link with host Yumi Stynes on stage.

In the Joan Sutherland Theatre & Livestreamed |  View Seat Map | Talks & Ideas

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“More Than a Woman is funny, life-affirming and wise. Few can match her for snorts per page or her canny knack for describing common yet unnamed experiences”

The Guardian


a feminist handbook for middle age

Caitlin Moran’s 2011 feminist memoir How to Be A Woman covered masturbation, abusive relationships, and abortion. The witty, astute and shocking book was a game-changing take on patriarchy and women's daily lives. Ten years later, feminism is sold at the supermarket, and the British columnist is in her forties, and turning her eye to the exasperations of middle-age. Parenthood, the seduction of botox, saggy bits, the gendered and invisible labour of domestic life - nothing is off-limits.

Don’t miss your chance to spend an hour with one of the UK’s funniest writers, as she provides a guide to growing older, lays out a manifesto for change, and wonders: can feminism survive the pressures of middle age?

Please note, Caitlin Moran will be appearing live via video link. 

More about...

Caitlin Moran became a columnist at The Times at 18. Her multi-award-winning bestseller How to Be a Woman has been published in 28 countries, and won the British Book Awards’ Book of the Year 2011. Her two volumes of collected journalism, Moranthology and Moranifesto, were Sunday Times bestsellers, and her novel, How to Build a Girl, debuted at Number One, and is currently being adapted as a movie. She would like to be remembered as ‘a very sexual humanitarian’.

Yumi Stynes is a broadcaster and author. She fronts 'Ladies, We Need to Talk', the popular and award-winning podcast with ABC Audio Studios and was the host of the award-winning documentary Is Australia Sexist? on SBS television.

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Venue Information

Our venues are currently operating at reduced capacity (75%) with a minimum of one empty seat between groups along a row.

Tickets for All About Women are being sold in a single seat chequerboard pattern with every other seat remaining vacant. At all times, we will do our best to support your needs, but please bear in mind that this will be subject to the restrictions in place at that time.

Please help us to maintain safety by wearing your mask at all times inside the venue, remaining in your allocated seat and facing the stage. Please be aware that guests seated in your row may need to walk past you to get to their seat.

Our foyers will be open 60 minutes pre-show for Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and two hours pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. Refreshments will be available for purchase from our theatre bars, and should be consumed while seated in specific foyer spaces to maintain physical distancing. Drinks purchased at our theatre bars can also be taken into venues for most performances. Please note that unless advised otherwise, theatre bars will not be open during intervals. Drinking water is available at all times.

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