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"I TOLD MY MUM I WAS GOING ON AN R.E. TRIP..."
(Theatre Version, 2017)

Photos: Robert Day

Writer/Director: Julia Samuels

Designer: Miriam Nabarro

Performers: Jamie-Lee O'Donnell, Emma Burns, Aizah Khan, Dorcas Seb

National tour, produced by 20 Stories High and Contact 

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 UK 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 draws on over 50 interviews with young women, boyfriends, parents, doctors and campaigners. The piece was also translated as part of the BBC’s and Arts Council England’s Performance Live strand, broadcast on BBC2 and selected for festivals in the UK and internationally. 

Trailer

Audience Feedback

Reviews

"...a joy just to hear these young women speak so openly." 

The Stage ****

"...a vivid, clever piece that fuses tough subject matter with wicked humour and moments of pungent emotion." 

The Guardian ***

"90 minutes of well crafted, challenging and gripping theatre."

 Reviews Hub ****

Buy the Script - published by Methuen Drama

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