She Was Walking Home
She Was Walking Home: New Production Aims to Put the Focus on the Voices of Local Women, But Not the Responsibility or Accountability for Their Safety.
Last year, for the first time, The Office for National Statistics (ONS) released data on how safe people feel in different public settings. One in two women felt unsafe walking alone after dark in a quiet street near their home, or in a busy public place and two out of three women aged 16 to 34 years experienced one form of harassment in the previous 12 months. And behind every one of these statistics is a true story of harassment, abuse, rape or even murder - a life changed forever. “We cannot let statistics dehumanise what is actually happening or forget the real voices behind each lived experience.” says Associate Director of Next Door But One, Kate Veysey. This is what the theatre company’s new touring production is aiming to do.
Originally produced as an audio walk around the city centre in 2021, She Was Walking Home is a series of monologues created from the testimonies of women living, working and studying in York.
Friday 20th May (Theatre @ 41), 7.30pm.
Tickets and further information can be found at tickets.41monkgate.co.uk/events/f89a13de-d4d8-4627-9c8f-37e147382412/booking
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Theatre@41 Monkgate, York, North Yorkshire YO31 7PB
Fri 20 May