Northern Girls (2021)

Following the success of Northern Girls 2020, we travelled to three new locations in autumn for a series of captivating outdoor performances in York, Bridlington, and Redcar.

We brought together an incredible team of professional and community writers to develop monologues that explore what it means to be a Northern Girl in 2021. This ambitious project spans three communities bringing together debut writers, professional writers and directors as well as schools and community venues.

Each performance is unique to the location and has been developed, written, and performed by women and girls with direct connections to these places. Each short piece represents the joys, frustrations, and complexities of northern female identity.

Northern Girls is a co-production with Explore York, ARCADE and Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council and is supported by Arts Council England, Creative Europe and the National Lottery Community Fund.

Tour Dates

York Dates: 6 – 9 Oct

Bridlington Dates: 13 – 16 Oct

Redcar Dates: 20 – 23 Oct

Digital Programme

Each location had it’s own digtal programme, made available for free, which you can download.

York Programme PDF

Bridlington Programme PDF

Redcar Programme PDF


Lisette Auton

Shannon Barker

Ellie Brammar

Hannah Davies

Nadia Emam

Holly Gallagher

Olivia Hannah

Carmen Marcus

J.A. Mensah

Lydia Marchant

Kat Rose-Martin

Production Team

Production Manager: Luke James

Lighting Designer: Ben Cowens

Sound Designer: Charlotte Bickley

Stage Manager: Sarah Cannings

Casting Director: Lucy Casson

BSL interpreter: Abbi Ramsden

Audio Describer (webcast only): Vicky Ackroyd