London's Community Theatre 246a Lower Road, Waterloo, London, SE1 8SJ

Network Theatre Company presents:

Her Naked Skin

By Rebecca Lenkiewicz, directed by Lorraine Spenceley

It is 1913, Emily Wilding Davison has just been trampled underfoot by a horse at the Derby.  After years of petitioning for the vote Suffragette militancy is at its height – windows smashed in Oxford St, Anglican Churches burnt, Suffragettes chain themselves to Buckingham Palace.  Against this backdrop of militancy, a love affair develops between Lady Celia Cain who feels trapped by both the conventions of the day and the shackles of a frustrating marriage, and a young, working class seamstress, Eve Douglas. 

“Her Naked Skin” portrays the rarely seen human side of the Suffragette movement, along with the grim reality of class and gender relations in Edwardian England.

“The tide is changing……Watch out. The water will come rushing in under
your feet and you’ll find you won’t have a pot to piss in.”

Tickets £12 in advance, £15 on the door.  Doors open at 7pm.  Curtain up 7.30pm.

An amateur production in arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.


Eva RutlandLady Celia Cain
Laura GambleEve Douglas
Sarah WenbanFlorence Boorman
Niki MylonasMrs Schliefke
Rachel Bothamley Emily Wilding Davison / Mrs Sarah Briggs / Mrs Major / Mrs Liza Collins and others
Sophie FarrellMary Nicholson
Jo CoultonClara Franks / Felicity
James McKendrickWilliam Cain
Terry WynneHerbert Asquith
Edmee SiertsMiss Brint and others
Alastair CallcuttJohn Seely
Charles JacobsAugustine Birrell / Dr Parker
Andrew GreyEdward Grey / Speaker of the House
Alain English Keir Hardie
Alan SlatterLord George Curzon
Philip CohenRobert Cecil / Doctor Klein
Peter Kershaw Potter / Brown and others
Stephen ForsterDr Vale / Hunt
Owain JonesCharlie Power / Newspaper Vendor