Backstage Theatre (2019)

"Love is just fear I suppose. Masquerading as a fever. Then you explore each other and suddenly you have licence to become totally pedestrian. And ultimately abusive."

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. London 1913. A crucial moment when, with emancipation almost in sight, women refuse to let the establishment stand in their way.

Presented to commemorate 100 years since the first British women won the right to vote, Her Naked Skin is a stark and honest look at the Suffragettes’ campaign. Taking on the political and the personal, this play is about heroism, friendship and equality. 


16-20th March 2019 - The Backstage Theatre


Director - Carol Harvey

Set and Costume Designer - Philip Witcomb

Movement Director - Diane Alison Mitchell

Lighting Designer - Seb Blaber

Sound Designer - JP Guerrier

Assistant Director - Jasper Frost

Sound Design Supervisor - Daffydd Gough

Production Manager - Sarah Barton

Company Manager - Angela Riddell

Stage Manager - Heather Cooper

Deputy Stage Manager - Thomas Wortley

Assistant Stage Managers - Holly-Sue Butler & Lydia Holford

Production Electrician - Jake Rowe

Production Sound Engineer - Chris Hallam

LX 2 - Colin Eversdijk

Voice Coach - Rachel Nicholson

Fight Director - Marcello Marascalchi

CAST: Megan Henson, Lisa Frisby, Keir Barradell, Phoebe Coop, Phoebe Elliott, Kate Edwards, Rachel Hinds, Georgia Daniels, Giancarlo Violante, Hamish Somers, Jason Yeboa, Taraash Mehrota, Brian Glen-Smith, Natasha Groothedde

All photos copyright John Hunter at thisisruler.net

Lisa Frisby & Megan Henson


Megan Henson & Hamish Somers


Brian Glen-Smith & Giancarlo Violante


Megan Henson & Keir Barradell


Hamish Somers & Brian Glen-Smith


Phoebe Elliott, Phoebe Coop, Clara King, Rachel Hinds, Tash Groothedde, Megan Henson, Lisa Frisby


Rachel Hinds

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