Her Naked Skin A love story amongst the Suffragettes struggle for justice

Her Naked Skin


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  • Dates Sat 15 Feb 2020 - Sat 22 Feb 2020
  • Location Circomedia
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A love story set amongst the Suffragettes’ struggle for justice

Her Naked Skin

Written by Rebecca Lenkiewicz
Directed by Sara Bedi

London 1913.

Beginning with the pivotal moment of Emily Davison at the Epsom Derby, Her Naked Skin navigates the story of the Suffragettes fight for a better future. Their personal sacrifice and militant action is met with incarceration and brutalism as Lenkiewicz’s story draws many parallels with democracy and protest today.

Through this setting, the human story of Lady Celia Cain and seamstress Eve Douglas unfolds, showing how female Suffrage transcended class and sexuality. Feeling trapped by social injustices and her marriage, Celia is drawn to Eve and together they spiral into a world of hope and chaos.

Join us as we take on the first original play by a living female writer to be produced on the Olivier stage at London’s National Theatre.


‘Lenkiewicz shows us ordinary women doing extraordinary things’ – The Telegraph


Age guidance 14+

Contains themes that some may find upsetting



This amateur production of ‘Her Naked Skin’ is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD, a Concord Theatricals Company.


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Clementine Medforth – Celia Cain

Chanel Waddock – Eve Douglas

Kiera Lester – Florence Boorman

Katja Quist – Mrs Schliefke/(Suffragette)/Wardress/Felicity

Charlotte East – Mrs Briggs/Emily Wilding Davison/Suffragette/(Wardress)

Jo Patmore – Mary Nicholson/Miss Brint/Suffragette/Wardress/Mrs Major

Heloise Lowenthal – Clara Franks/Mrs Collins/Suffragette/Wardress/Nurse/Waitress

Jake Simmance – William Cain/Guard

Denzel Baidoo – Herbert Asquith/Robert Cecil/Charlie Power/Guard

Michael Dodds – John Seely/Keir Hardie/Potter/Brown/Guard

Akshay Khanna – Edward Grey/ Speaker of the House/Hunt/Guard/Dr Vale

Tommy Sim’aan – Augustine Birrell/Waiter/Dr Klein/Guard

Ashley Woodhouse – George Curzon/MP/Newspaper Vendor/Guard/Dr Parker

Creative Team

Director Sarah Bedi

Assistant Director Victor Lirio

Set Designer Benjamin Thapa

Costume Designer Edoardo Lelli

Lighting Designer Joel Williams

Sound Designer Oliver Wareham

Fight Director Jonathan Howell

Voice and Dialect Coach Carol Fairlamb

Producer Frances Macadam

Production Manager Jon Sherwood

Production Supervisor Alix Abram

Stage Manager Rosie Tredray

Deputy Stage Manager Felicity Simmons

Assistant Stage Managers Kaija Brunyate, Frankie Dowers, Emily Poole

Production Electrician Harriet Hollinshead-Lee

Lighting Operator Alastair Barrows

Sound Operator Victoria Rose

Construction Manager Ella Jackson/Andy Scrivens

Construction Assistants Alastair Barrows, Eliza Podesta, Elkie McCrimmon, Chantel Blackwood, Kirk Bishop, Mary Bennett, Tom Codd

Prop Making Manager Ambra Fuller

Scenic Artists Heidi Broad, Alistair Campbell, Bethany Hastings, Jean Wong

Costume Supervisor Madi Barnicoat

Costume Assistants Katie Vaccara, Lizzie Thomson, Jasmine Barron, Laura Pogose

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