Women & Theatre

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Summary

Women & Theatre’s 'For the Past 30 Years' series features dramatic monologues about women who have spent the last 3 decades working in different sectors. This episode’s monologue is about a woman who has spent her career working in health.

Show Notes

Women & Theatre’s For the Past 30 Years series features dramatic monologues about women who have spent the last 3 decades working in different sectors. Developed from research conversations, they reflect the language and lives of ordinary people and put women’s stories, writing and performance centre-stage. 

This episode’s monologue, about a woman who has spent her career working in health, is followed by W&T's Artistic Director, Janice Connolly, in conversation with Dame Julie Moore, former Chief Executive of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust. They talk about the experiences of women that inspired the piece and what has changed in health since 2014. 

Sue, 64, Nurse, Partner, Dog Lover
Writer: Polly Wright // Director: Jo Gleave // Performer: Polly Wright // Sound Design: Sam Frankie Fox working with Iain Armstrong // Recorded at Brum Radio.

For the Past 30 Years was originally produced as a live theatre show in 2014, developed in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre. It was the first show of what became our Women & Work trilogy; followed by Starting Out in 2016, about young women entering the world of work, and Prime Time in 2019, about women in retirement. 

This podcast series has been funded by Arts Council England, The Space, The Sir Barry Jackson Trust, The Feeney Trust and The Cole Charitable Trust.  

This is a free podcast from Women & Theatre. We are a charity so if you would like to support the work we do you can make a donation by visiting our website womenandtheatre.co.uk/support-us

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What is Women & Theatre?

Women & Theatre present a series of dramatic monologues from their Women & Work trilogy. Developed from conversations with people, respecting individual human stories and asking important questions, this lively and entertaining podcast series puts women and work centre stage.