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Up Next Festival play Borrowed considers bodily autonomy

A pregnant fat girl, a prejudiced health system…and a pineapple are at the heart of a new play being staged at the Unity Theatre next weekend.

Borrowed is part of the Unity’s Up Next Festival which runs from April 24 to May 4 and features a host of world premieres and shows from Merseyside and northwest-based creatives.

Sasha Georgette’s play, being staged on April 27, was inspired by the overturning of Rowe v Wade in the United States, the landmark 1973 supreme court ruling that the US constitution generally protected the right of women to seek an abortion.

It is about a person’s bodily autonomy and trying to navigate a world that was not made for them.

New Yorker Georgette - who is now based in Manchester - and Emmy Stonelake appear in the production which is directed by Lauren Tranter.

The event includes a post-show Q&A with the writer titled ‘fat characters aren’t just funny friends’.

Borrowed is at the Unity Theatre on April 27. Tickets HERE


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