Female Troubles is in Development

Female Troubles Summary

  • Show Status: In Development
  • Genre: Musical
  • Female Troubles is 2 hours and 5 minutes long, including an intermission of 15
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Show Closes: Open ended

In a Jane Austen meets Bridesmaids endeavor, an unmarried woman in 19-century Victorian England finds herself unexpectedly pregnant and she has to act fast.

Female Troubles on Broadway Background

Penned By Amanda Green (Mr. Saturday Night)

Green most recently wrote the lyrics for “Mr. Saturday Night,” for which she received a Tony Award nomination. Among her other Broadway credits are the music and lyrics for “Hands on a Hardbody.”

Music Written By Curtis Moore (Cymbeline and Macbeth)

Moore served as associate composer on the 2007 revival of “Cymbeline” and the 2013 revival of “Macbeth.” He also wrote additional instrumental compositions for “Lucky Guy.”

Concert Presentation at Bucks County Playhouse's Oscar Hammerstein Festival

A concert presentation of the songs of the Broadway musical Female Troubles was performed at Pennsylvania's Bucks County Playhouse on June 18, 2022. This show was part of its sixth annual Oscar Hammerstein Festival.

What's Female Troubles Like?

Elinor Benton, is an unmarried woman in 19-century England and finds herself unexpectedly pregnant and not sure what she is supposed to do. Her friends do their best to rally around her and they set off on a Victorian-era girls trip to London to find a midwife - who is infamous for offering women "cures".

The show seeks to illuminate the present-day question of pitching women’s rights against fetus rights. Back in the Victorian days abortions were completely illegal and back-street abortions were often the only choice for women. Nowadays they are quite commonplace, but have things really changed?

With today's public now asking about whether the fetus has rights and will the government make a return to make abortions illegal, Elinor Benton's story illuminates the subject matter from a totally new perspective.

Elinor Benton's story seeks to illuminate the issue in a modern and balanced way with some light-hearted circumstance thrown in for good measure.

Is Female Troubles Good for Kids?

The subject matter is not intended for children and may only be appropriate for person over the age of 16


Aged In Wood:

Robyn Goodman, Josh Fiedler and Nicole Kramer

AF Creative Media:

Brian and Dayna Lee

Jay and Cindy Gutterman.

Creative Team

Amanda Green
Curtis Moore
Book Writer
Gabrielle Allan
Book Writer
Jennifer Crittenden