4 Mar 2018

Barbara Ewing: Why her novel The Actresses still hits home

From Sunday Morning, 9:36 am on 4 March 2018

Barbara Ewing's book The Actresses was first published in 1997 and is the story of a group of actresses reuniting at their London drama school 30 years after they graduated. It explores how women are treated in the industry and reveals a toxic culture - 21 years before the current light was shone on similar behaviour through the #MeToo movement. Ewing was also an actress and her experience carried a lot of truth into the fictional work. Since then she's written many books, but explains why The Actresses is still important.