London 1913. Militancy in the Suffragette Movement is at its height. Thousands of women of all classes serve time in Holloway Prison in their fight to gain the vote. Amongst them is Lady Celia Cain who feels trapped by both the policies of the day and the shackles of a frustrating marriage. Inside, she meets a young seamstress, Eve Douglas, and her life spirals into an erotic but dangerous chaos.
Her Naked Skin is set at a crucial moment when, with emancipation almost in sight, women refuse to let the establishment stand in their way.
Lesley Manville, who leads the cast as Lady Celia Cain, has previously appeared in National Theatre productions of The Alchemist, Pillars Of The Community and His Dark Materials. Manville has worked closely with director Mike Leigh on films including Vera Drake, All Or Nothing, Topsy Turvy and Secrets And Lies, while her television credits include Cranford, The Cazalets and David Copperfield.
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