A woman in her 40s, 50s and beyond is at the peak of her powers but if you look around at the narratives of stage and screen, you wouldn't know it. It's time to talk about our lives and make ourselves visible.
In Mid Life, we speak honestly about our menopauses and those of the many women we interviewed when we were researching this project. We're a diverse group of women in our middle years: black, white, straight, gay, and from very different backgrounds.
This show is part of a new menopause movement across the world that will tear away the isolation and shame women experience. In its place women will have community and empathy through middle age.
Photo © Chelsey Cliff
To pay the performers and crew, and make every performance accessible to D/deaf, blind and visually impaired audiences we need a final £10,000.
Photo © Alexa Ledecky
This play has already been booked at the Bristol Old Vic and the Barbican for February 2020; but it should be seen and enjoyed all over the UK! We're also hoping to bring this play to you in:
There is still £10K to raise to take this show on a tour of the UK and that's where you can help. Be a Mid Life Warrior - donate whatever you can, come and see the show, hear our stories and share yours.
£100 will fund a performer to rehearse for a day
£500 will pay for a British Sign Language interpreter and an Audio Describer to interpret the show.
£1000 will pay for a full dress rehearsal for an invited audience of you and your mates.
Thank you for whatever you can donate.