Her Naked Skin

by  Rebecca Lenkiewicz

Full Length Play, Drama  /  15m, 10f

"4 STARS!" - Evening Standard, The Guardian, The Independent, Time Out

"A great drama about women, by a woman, at the Olivier." - The Independent

"An outstanding new play..." - Daily Telegraph

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    15m, 10f
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    • Adult
    • Senior

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London 1913. Militancy in the Suffragette Movement is at its height. Thousands of women of all classes serve time in Holloway Prison in their fight to gain the vote. Amongst them is Lady Celia Cain who feels trapped by both the policies of the day and the shackles of a frustrating marriage. Inside, she meets a young seamstress, Eve Douglas, and her life spirals into an erotic but dangerous chaos.

This play is set at a crucial moment when, with emancipation almost in sight, women refuse to let the establishment stand in their way.

Rebecca Lenkiewicz's Her Naked Skin premiered at the National Theatre, London, in July 2008.
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Reviews

"4 STARS! " - Evening Standard, The Guardian, The Independent, Time Out

"A great drama about women, by a woman, at the Olivier." - The Independent

"An outstanding new play..." - Daily Telegraph

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  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

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  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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  • Time Period: 1910s / WWI

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15m, 10f
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Rebecca Lenkiewicz

Rebecca Lenkiewicz was born in England in 1968. One of her first works, The Night Season, won the Critics' Circle Theatre Award for Most Promising Playwright. In 2008, Lenkiewicz's acclaimed piece Her Naked Skin became the first play written by a living female playwright to be performed on the Olivier Stage of London's ...

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