The Right to Vote. The Right to Love. The Right to Live.
Written by Rebecca Lenkiewicz
Richard E. Hess, director
London 1913. Women are demanding the right to vote. Thousands of suffragettes of all classes serve time in Holloway Prison in their determination to gain equality through the vote. Their willingness to suffer for social injustice serves as the backdrop for an unlikely love story set in a period of turmoil.
Lady Celia Cain feels trapped by both the policies of the day and the shackles of a frustrating marriage. Inside Holloway Prison, she meets a young seamstress, Eve Douglas, and her life spirals into an erotic but dangerous chaos.
Described by the Independent as “a great drama about women, by a woman,” Her Naked Skin premiered to great acclaim at London’s National Theatre in 2008. By exploring the hunger for political and personal emancipation, this play plants a defiant feminist flag center stage.
This production contains adult themes and situations, including brief nudity, and is intended for mature audiences.
"Her Naked Skin – astonishingly, the first original play by a female author to be staged in the Olivier – is a remarkable testament to the courage of a band of sisters who were vilified and viciously repressed in their quest for representation and emancipation... Lenkiewicz is making history here." - The Telegraph