Hold tight. There’s a change coming.

Claire was the south east of England disco dancing champion in 1982. Surely, she can’t be menopausal.

Jacqui’s busy looking after the grandkids and keeping an eye on her ex-partner’s mum but there’s some stuff she needs to get off her chest.

Karen lives alone by the sea. She’s a survivor.

These are midlife women – unpaid carers, up-all-nighters, emotional load bearers, shoulders to cry on, school-runners and piece-picker-uppers. Join them as they find a way through the loss, mess, despair, frustration, freedom, joy and possibility of the middle years.

Details: Tue 12 September, 7pm at Church Hall

Access is no optional add-on for Mid Life, but an extra layer of wit, pathos and enjoyment built in to the fabric of the play. All performances are both BSL interpreted and audio-described for the benefit and entertainment of all audiences.

Running time: 1h 20mins

Photos © Alexa Ledecky

“What a great night! Was really enjoyable and excellent to hear menopause being talked about so openly from the stage.”

from sharing at Lyric Bridport, 2019

“Thank you so much for today. It was a very cathartic morning, just to hear your stories, and to feel like there was hope at the end of this crazy mid life tunnel”

from sharing at Studland, 2018

Cast & Creatives

  • Sheila Chapman Writer
  • Lucy Richardson Director
  • Isabel de Salis Consultant
  • Vicki Igbokwe Choreographer and Movement Director
  • Jacqui Beckford Actor
  • Nandi Bhebhe Actor
  • Claire Hodgson Actor
  • Karen Spicer Actor
  • Tina Omotosho Assistant Choreographer and Movement Assistant
  • Selma Nicholls Producer
  • Jelmer Tuinistra Designer/Technician
  • Anna Tretheway BSL Interpreter
  • Alexa Ledecky Audio Describer