Let's take Mid Life on tour!

by Mid Life in Bristol, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 21st November 2019 we successfully raised £10,324 with 232 supporters in 56 days

There aren't enough stories in the arts that foreground women in their menopausal years. Let's change that.

by Mid Life in Bristol, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

If we get beyond our original target to our stretch target, it will enable us to run a series of workshops alongside the performances. These will provide our audiences with support resources, and aim to encourage our audiences to shed any shame they feel around their menopause, instead embracing their middle-years, and being empowered by them.


Hold tight. A change is coming.

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:


Brighton
Leeds
Birmingham
Manchester
Poole
and Devon

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.

Menopausal women need to be seen so that ageing is not something for your daughters to fear, but something to relish and look forward to.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

20 of 200 claimed

£50 Reward

An exclusive invitation to a Mid Life Warriors Event at either Bristol Old Vic or The Barbican AND A gorgeous enamel Mid Life Warrior pin.

£20 or more

34 of 100 claimed

£20 Reward

An invitation to an exclusive Mid Life Warriors event at either the Bristol Old Vic or The Barbican.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

An exclusive invitation to a Mid Life Warriors Event at either Bristol Old Vic or The Barbican AND A gorgeous enamel Mid Life Warrior pin AND An opportunity to meet the cast after the performance you attend

£1,000 or more

£1000 Reward

An exclusive invitation to a Mid Life Warriors Event at either Bristol Old Vic or The Barbican AND A gorgeous enamel Mid Life Warrior pin AND an opportunity to attend a full dress rehearsal with an invite-only audience of you and your friends, with a chance to meet the cast afterwards.

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