Medicine's Monstrous Daughters at ARC, Stockton Arts Centre, Vital Xposure


Medicine’s Monstrous Daughters

Different women. Different times. Same system. 

Two powerful plays, inspired by real life events, are woven together across time to expose unpalatable truths about the treatment of people deemed ‘different’ and asks how much of our humanity do we lose in search of the cure?

Julie McNamara’s Monstrous Daughter is a funny and haunting story, which brings the grisly reality of body snatching to light and invites audiences to question our attitudes towards difference.

Medicine, the extraordinary debut play by Omikemi, looks at contemporary experiences of the mental health system by women of African heritage and unravels a hidden tale of unethical medical experimentation and exploitation.

Directed by Penelope Freeman, these plays tell some of the untold stories behind medicine’s ‘magical’ gains.

Premiere: Thursday 19th March 2020, ARC, Stockton Arts Centre

National tour:  WolverhamptonNewcastlePeterboroughBridportOxfordLondon


All shows include British Sign Language Interpretation.

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Supported by ARC, Stockton Arts Centre and City Bridge Trust.

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Vital Xposure 

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A bold dynamic touring theatre company promoting hidden voices with extraordinary stories to tell.

‘Every time I see a Vital Xposure show I’m reminded that the world disables people, they aren’t born that way.’ Audience member, Voices from The Knitting Circle