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I Told my Mum I Was Going on an R.E. Trip + Q&A

This warm and honest drama explores young women’s experiences of abortion. Told through the voices of four actors, the film interweaves real interview material, song and spoken word to portray true stories from a range of different characters.

Filmed on the 50th anniversary of the legalisation of abortion in Britain, writer Julia Samuels explores the way in which society treats this subject and how it impacts women today. And importantly asks what would happen if we started to talk about it openly?

I Told my Mum I Was Going on an R.E. Trip… is co-produced by theatre companies 20 Stories High and Contact. It was originally performed on stage at Contact in Manchester in January 2017 and later adapted for TV and broadcast, airing to critical acclaim on BBC2 as part of their Performance Live strand in January 2018, starring Derry Girls‘ Jamie-Lee O’Donnell and featuring TV debuts from Aizah Khan, Dorcas Sebuyange and Emma Burns.

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We are pleased to welcome Julia Samuels (Writer/Producer) and Lindy Heymann (Director) for a Q&A after the screening of I Told my Mum I Was Going on an R.E. Trip, chaired by Dr Kirsty Fairclough (Assistant Dean: Research & Innovation, University of Salford).