Her Naked Skin

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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. Read More >

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.

For more about Her Naked Skin read the Big Interview with Lesley Manville.

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 24/07/2008

Opening Night: 31/07/2008

Closing Night: 24/09/2008

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Lesley Manville, Zoe Aldrich, Julien Ball, David Beames, Ken Bones, Elicia Daly, Joe Dunlop, Susan Engel, Stephanie Jacob, Ruth Keeling, Dermot Kerrigan, Barbara Kirby, Anna Lowe, Nick Malinowski, Simon Markey, Pamela Marrick, Gerard Monaco, Edward Newborn, Harriette Quarrie, Adrian Rawlins, Jemima Rooper, Stephanie Thomas, Tony Turner, Robert Willox, Deborah Winckles

Creative

Director - Howard Davies

Producer - National Theatre

Designer - Rob Howell

Lighting Designer - Neil Austin

Sound - Paul Groothius

Author - Rebecca Lenkiewicz