Plays by Julia Samuels

‘I Told My Mum I Was Going on an R.E. Trip …’

Bloomsbury Publishing
Type: Text

What do you know about abortion? What do you think about it? Why can we debate it as an idea, but not talk about it as an experience?
With one in three women in the UK having had an abortion I Told My Mum I Was Going on an R.E. Trip . . . explores what seems to be one of society’s last taboos. A play written for a young, multi-talented female ensemble, I Told My Mum I Was Going on an R.E. Trip . . . uses verbatim text, live music, beats and rhyme to portray the stories of real women who’ve experienced pregnancy and abortion. This funny, frank, and moving play is about as far from a run-of-the-mill sexual health lecture as is imaginable.

Julia Samuels is the co-artistic director at 20StoriesHigh. Julia studied Drama and English at Birmingham University. She has worked at Theatre Royal Stratford East, the National Theatre and The Black-E. Her shows for 20StoriesHigh include Tales from the Mp3, Black, Blackberry Trout Face and Rain.