Wednesday 15th February 7.00pm (please note start time)
A 20 Stories High and Contact co-production present
“I Told My Mum I Was Going on an R.E. Trip…”
Young women’s stories of abortion in their own words
“So I told my mum I was going on an RE trip and I needed to be at Piccadilly Bus Station for seven o’ clock in the morning, in order to get to the clinic by half past eight…”
What do you know about abortion? What do you think about it? Why can we debate it as an idea, but not talk about it as an experience?
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. 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.
The show is written and directed by Julia Samuels drawing on over 50 interviews with young women, boyfriends, parents, doctors and campaigners.
“20 Stories High tackles the subject with incredible tact and honesty. The play is executed fantastically.” Lipstick at Weekend
“Very warm, factual, human, immense piece of work… definately a must see…” Audience feedback
Suitable for age 13 years plus. Contains some frank testimony about abortion.
There is no sexual or violent content.
Duration: 75 minutes + Plus post-show discussion.
Cast Aizah Khan, Dorcas Sebuyange, Emma Burns, Jamie-Lee O’Donnell
Tickets: £10 / £8 concessions / £5 EHU Students & school/college parties of 10 or more
Find out more about 20 Stories High
Hear audience feedback – vox pop trailer