Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
Sat 15 – 22 Feb 7:30pm
Thurs 20 & Sat 22 Feb 2:30pm
Recommended age 14+ (contains scenes which some may find upsetting)
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.
Join us as we take on the first original play by a living female writer to be produced on the Olivier stage at London’s National Theatre. Written by Rebecca Lenkiewicz and Directed by Sarah Bedi.
‘Lenkiewicz shows us ordinary women doing extraordinary things,’ – The Telegraph