7 episodes

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.

To find out more about Workie Ticket Theatre please visit: www.workietickettheatre.com

Womxn Up‪?‬ Workie Ticket Theatre

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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.

To find out more about Workie Ticket Theatre please visit: www.workietickettheatre.com

    Bonus Episode 7: JoJo & Amneet

    Bonus Episode 7: JoJo & Amneet

    As part of our real-life interviews that inspired the audio dramas, listen to two North East women who share their own stories about maternity during the pandemic. 

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Bonus Episode 6: Lesley & Lexie

    Bonus Episode 6: Lesley & Lexie

    As part of our real-life interviews that inspired the audio dramas, listen to two North East women who share their own personal stories.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Bonus Episode 5: A New Normal

    Bonus Episode 5: A New Normal

    Catch up with Sarah Hughes and JoJo Kirtley as they talk about the importance of the real-life interviews that inspired the audio dramas for our Womxn Up? Podcast and life now during the pandemic, post party-gate.

    • 24 min
    Episode 4: More Hugs for Nana Hinny

    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.

    • 34 min
    Episode 3: The Mothering Kind

    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.

    www.workietickettheatre.com 

    • 18 min
    Episode 2: Above My Pay Grade

    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.

    • 24 min

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