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Womxn Up?

Womxn Up?

By Workie Ticket Theatre
The Womxn Up? podcast is Workie Ticket Theatre’s response to the global COVID-19 pandemic which highlights North East women’s stories through a series of audio plays and real-life interviews. Within this podcast, we explore the impact the pandemic has had on women at home, work, in the community, on our mental health and on our bodies. Womxn Up? has been funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The podcasts are presented by Sarah Hughes, produced by Workie Ticket and edited by Studio26.

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Episode 4: More Hugs for Nana Hinny
Written by  JoJo Kirtley Performed by Jacqueline Phillips Directed by Charlotte Ryder ​Nana Hinny loves hugs, singing at her local ‘Singing for the Brain’ group and drinking decent whiskey. She misses her beloved Stan but is content with her life; watching the birds from her bungalow which overlooks Killy Lake…until the global pandemic changes everything and she suddenly finds her voice.
December 6, 2021
Episode 3: The Mothering Kind
Written by Olivia Hannah Performed by Rachel Brownstein Directed by Corinne Kilvington Pre-pandemic Chrissy and Pete were happily child-free, spending their time and money on travel and new experiences. All that was swept away by Covid, and in its place came caring responsibilities for their nephew. Now, in the aftermath, Chrissy finds herself changed and looking for a new way to make life meaningful. 
December 1, 2021
Episode 2: Above My Pay Grade
Written and Performed by Sarah Hughes Directed by Corinne Kilvington Michelle loves her job helping young people in the care system and prides herself on helping them feel less alone in the World. But, when the Coronavirus crisis enforces periods of isolation, she finds it hard to watch them struggle.  So, when she’s invited along to an online workplace “Well-being” Event to talk about her experience working in social care; she pulls no punches.
November 28, 2021
Episode 1: Women in the Time of Corona
Find out more about the Womxn Up? Project from the producers as Sarah Hughes interviews founder of Workie Ticket Theatre CIC, JoJo Kirtley & Co-Artistic Director, Lindsay Nicholson and asks what inspired them to create a project about the impact of the pandemic on North-East Women. ​ Presented by Sarah Hughes
November 22, 2021