Mid Life at Bristol Old Vic

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by Sheila Chapman, Director and Dramaturg Lucy Richardson presented by Diverse City

Claire was the ‘South East of England Disco Dancing Champion’ in 1982. Surely, she can’t be menopausal? Jacqui’s busy looking after the grandkids and keeping an eye on her ex-partner’s mum but there’s some stuff she needs to get off her chest. Karen lives alone by the sea. She’s a survivor.

These are menopausal women – unpaid carers, up-all-nighters, emotional load bearers, school-runners and piece-pickeruppers. Join them as they find a way through the loss, despair, frustration, freedom, joy and possibility of the middle years.

Based on interviews with 50 women in Bristol experiencing menopause, this BSL-interpreted and Audio Described production is a rip-roaring exploration into one of life’s taboos.

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