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No one is happy with their body all the time, but it’s difficult to navigate a world where every voice tells you what you should and should not be, criticising all of the pieces you are made from. Snatched is an exploration of being a young disabled woman whose body is placed under the scrutiny of the public eye as her explicit photos are released online. This one-woman performance takes place at Northern Stage on Tuesday 21stWednesday 22nd June.

With a history of body dysmorphia, actor Melissa Johns dives deep into her personal experiences and lends a voice to the people who have been body shamed and de-sexualised for their disabilities. Humorous and heartbreaking all at once, this show is unapologetic in its celebration of female bodies, disabled bodies and breaking down the long held taboos surrounding sex and disability. Melissa Johns has been a long time activist for disabled rights, and the show she has written continues her incredible work, taking ownership of her own story.

With such heavy subject matter, Snatched is still able to be uplifting with a fast-paced and honest tone set to a live 90’s/00’s soundtrack.

Snatched is performed at Northern Stage, Newcastle on Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd June.

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