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Staged Reading: Her Naked Skin

30 November 2019

4:30pm - 7pm

Tickets: Full $15, Concession/Senior $10, Students $5

Eventbrite - Waikato Museum April School Holiday Programme - Hamilton

A staged reading of Her Naked Skin by Rebecca Lenkiewicz, in support of the Zonta Says No to violence against women campaign.

In Her Naked Skin we witness the courage of the suffragettes in their struggle in 1913 to gain not only the vote for women but recognition as equal members of society. In the House of Commons we see the inhumane attitudes of the ruling males towards what they call “the lunatic fringe of frigid lonely women who crave attention”. In Holloway Prison we see the brutal treatment of those suffragettes.

Lenkiewicz shows how the movement brought together women from very different social classes and transcended sexual norms. She also shows how a socially privileged woman will inevitably rely on that privilege in the struggle.

Warning: Some potentially upsetting content. R13

Door sales available (cash only).

Run time: 2 hours 30 mins including interval.

Coffee & tea included

Directed by Gaye Poole

Cast: Adrienne Clothier, Tara Given, Nick Clothier, Sara Young, and Melanie Allison, Julianne Boyle, Kendra Boyle, Liam Hinton, Clive Lamdin, David Lumsden, Andrew T Lyall, Lani McNamara, Tycho Smith, Fiona Sneyd, Nicolas Wells.

Marketing: Brendan Theodore, David Simes, Gaye Poole.

Graphic design: Melanie Allison.

Costumes: Cherie Cooke.