Bare Reality

Bare Reality  MGSO4 arts festival Laura Dodsworth
Event date: 
Saturday, 25 June 2016 - 8:00pm

Bare Reality

Bourne Hall, Ewell
Ticket price: 
£10 + booking fee, Concession £9+ booking fee

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The world premiere performance, bringing to the stage for the first time, narratives from the inspiring book Bare Reality, 100 women, their breasts, their stories.

For two years, Epsom-based photographer Laura Dodsworth photographed and interviewed 100 women about their breasts, bodies and lives. The results were published in an acclaimed book, raising money for Breast Cancer UK.

Women aged from 19 to 101 took part in Bare Reality, with diverse perspectives and experiences: a Buddhist nun, burlesque dancer, career women and stay at home mums, a female vicar, nurses, strippers, social workers, cancer survivors and many more.

Bare Reality, the performance, sees their stories come to life: about growing up, sexual experience, breastfeeding, health problems, insecurities, surgery, ageing and more; an intimate exploration of what it means to be a woman.

The stageplay is co-written and directed by Sally McCormack.

Some content may be considered unsuitable for children.

Reviews for Bare Reality the book:

“Bare Reality is brilliant, so clever and inspiring!” – Stella McCartney

“Bare Reality is an extraordinary book – unflinching in its portrayal of the female form.”The Telegraph

“I love this book!” – Nadia Sawalha on Loose Women

Event access: 
Wheelchair accessible