We are developing The Forgotten Women of History – a new podcast series that celebrates 150 years of the British women that history has pushed into the margins.
Working together with heritage partners, professional actors and our talented young artists from our Actor Development Programme, we intend to release 10 podcasts over the next two years, bringing to life the stories of women whose remarkable contributions have remained unsung. We have recently developed a pilot, and are in the process of applying for funding to support collaborating artists, and have recently closed our application window for the involvement of a number of female and non-binary playwrights.
December 6th 2017 saw Peer Productions debut our first pair of live recorded episodes for the Forgotten Women project, in a special public event hosted in The Studio Theatre of South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell. Following these podcasts on the life of Roberta Cowell, the first known British trans woman to undergo reassignment surgery, and the protestors of Greenham Common, a collective of thousands of women who opposed the establishment of nuclear weapons in Newbury, we hope to have numerous further topics scripted, prepared and recorded in the coming months. This series has been directed and produced by our Associate Director, Rebecca Alloway.
Take a look below, to see our team in rehearsals.
Photo credit: Polly Bycroft-Brown.