February 2017

“I told my Mum I was going on an R.E. trip…”

By Julia Samuels
A 20 Stories High and Contact Co-Production - NATIONAL TOUR

A new verbatim play about young women and abortion

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.

WATCH the trailer and audience reactions to the show below.

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Aizah Khan

Dorcas Sebuyange

Emma Burns

Jamie-Lee O’Donnell

Creative Team

Created & Directed by Julia Samuels

Designer  Miriam Nabarro

Musical Director  Keith Saha

Lighting Designer  Douglas Kuhrt

Sound Designer  Jon Everett

“…a vivid, clever piece that fuses tough subject matter with wicked humour and moments of pungent emotion”

Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

“...a joy just to hear these women speak so openly”

The Stage

“...ninety minutes of well crafted, challenging and gripping theatre”

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