A multi-talented young female ensemble use verbatim voices live music, beats and rhyme to portray the stories of real women who’ve experienced pregnancy and abortion. This funny, frank, and moving new play is about as far from a worthy sexual health lecture as is imaginable. With 1 in 3 women in the U.K having had an abortion “I told my mum I was going on an R.E. trip…” explores what seems to be one of society’s last taboos.
The show is written and directed by Julia Samuels drawing on over 50 interviews with young women, boyfriends, parents, doctors and campaigners. The piece is currently being adapted for television as part of the BBC’s and Arts Council England’s Performance Live strand.
Co-produced by Contact and 20 Stories High
Supported by the Wellcome Trust and Arts Council England
Created & Directed by Julia Samuels
Designer Miriam Nabarro
Musical Director Keith Saha
Lighting Designer Douglas Kuhrt
Sound Designer Jon Everett
Creative Producer, Contact Roxy Moores
Executive Director, 20 Stories High Leanne Jones