Theatre

Her Naked Skin

Date: Saturday, Feb 15 - Saturday, Feb 22
Venue: Circomedia

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School’s graduating actors stage Rebecca Lenkiewicz’s play – the first by a living female playwright to be performed on the Olivier Stage at the National Theatre.

Directed by Sarah Bedi, an acting graduate from the School. Sarah has directed multiple productions at the Globe as well as being co-artistic director of BAZ Productions.

Beginning with the pivotal moment of Emily Davison at the Epsom Derby, Her Naked Skin navigates the story of the Suffragettes’ fight for a better future. Their personal sacrifice and militant action is met with incarceration and brutalism, with Lenkiewicz’s story drawing many parallels with democracy and protest today.

Through this setting, the human story of Lady Celia Cain and seamstress Eve Douglas unfolds, showing how female suffrage transcended class and sexuality. Feeling trapped by social injustices and her marriage, Celia is drawn to Eve and together they spiral into a world of hope and chaos.

Feb 15-22, Circomedia, Portland Square, Mon-Sat 7.30pm plus Thur 20 & Sat 22 2.30pm.

For more info, visit www.oldvic.ac.uk/events-shows/her-naked-skin

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By steve wright, Monday, Jan 27 2020

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