Hold tight. There’s a change coming.
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 midlife women – unpaid carers, up-all-nighters, emotional load bearers, shoulders to cry on, school-runners and piece-picker-uppers. Join them as they find a way through the loss, mess, despair, frustration, freedom, joy and possibility of the middle years.
Access is no optional add-on for Mid Life, but an extra layer of wit, pathos and enjoyment built in to the fabric of the play. All performances are both live BSL interpreted and live audio-described for the benefit and entertainment of all audiences.
There is no greater power in the world than the zest of a postmenopausal woman.
See the show
Work in progress showing at Church Hall: Thursday 12th September 2019. Audio Described and BSL interpreted. More information on the High Tide Festival website.
Diverse City is committed to making the performing arts accessible to all. Mid Life shows will be Audio Described and BSL interpreted. You can find more information about the venues’ accessibility on Bristol Old Vic‘s website for Ferment Fortnight dates and on High Tide festival’s website.
The Mid Life Creative Team
Lucy Richardson, Director
Sheila Chapman, Writer
Selma Nicholls, Producer
Isabel de Salis, Consultant
Jacqui Beckford, Actor
Claire Hodgson, Actor
Karen Spicer, Actor
Nandi Bhebhe, Actor
Vicki Igbokwe, Choreographer and Movement Director
Tina Omotosho, Assistant Choreographer and Movement Assistant
We are looking for Co-Producing partners
Mid Life is ready for Co-Producing partners to support the development and premiere of this new show, available from early 2020.
We are looking for venues to tour
The show will be for small scale studio spaces and non-theatre spaces with black out facilities from early 2020. Suitable for all audiences, recommended for 14+ years, targeted particularly to women, their families and friends, partners and colleagues.
Contact Claire Hodgson for more details about how to book: Claire@diversecity.org.uk