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    One Woman

    Until 16 Jan
    Part of Unlimited
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    One Woman looking out to the sea

    Click above to watch One Women in Captions. To get the full effect of binaural sound, use headphones to listen to the show.

    Through binaural sound, enter the mind of a woman living with mental illness in a broadcast performance by theatre artist Cheryl Martin.

    A hypnotic dreamscape draws you into the world of a woman who grew up with severe depression and BPD (borderline personality disorder).

    She tries to find the answer to who she was, how she came to be that person, who she might have been, and who she is now.

    Venture to the heart of difficult memories, through allusions that ultimately transcend the past and point the way to a different future.

    It’s a future where the memories lose their grip, and with that loss, the power of the abuser fades.

    Binaural sound wraps each audience member in an individual, protective cocoon.

    It allows the audience to interact with the material on their own terms.

    This event includes an introductory talk with Cheryl Martin and a Q&A with director and collaborator Juliet Ellis.

    Cheryl Martin has won awards as a writer and director. Her previous work includes Contact’s I Am Because We Are, inspired by life stories of Black Africans living with HIV in Manchester.

    One Woman was commissioned by Made at HOME and won an Unlimited Wellcome Collection Partnership Award.

    Produced by Jayne Compton, filmed and edited by Juliet Ellis, sound by Guillaume Dujat, visuals by Sean Clarke, choreography by Jane Mason, script supervision by Sonia Hughes and additional filming by Clive Hunte.

    Need to know

    Age recommendation

    For ages 16+

    Contains scenes that some viewers may find disturbing. CW: suicide, and sexual and emotional abuse.

    If you are affected by any topics raised in this film, the following organisations can provide help and support:




    The Survivors Trust

    To get the full effect of binaural sound, we recommend that you use headphones to listen to the show.

    This live event includes a pre-recorded film and live Q&A. You can watch the pre-recorded film on this page for two days following the event.

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    This film is Captioned.

    The live event is British Sign Language interpreted (BSL) and Speech-to-Text transcribed (STT).

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    Dates & times

    14 – 16 Jan 2021, live event at 7.30pm, then available on demand.

    Approximate run time: 60 minutes for live event, 20 minutes for video on demand.


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