aa5ShapeMagazine (1)NE1RW_full_logo

Raising Shame: Northern Stage


In a collaboration between BRASH and the Streetwise Young People’s Project, this play presents the real-life experiences of Newcastle’s young people to challenge the stigma of menstruation and its brutal relationship with poverty. 

This is a show is about menstruation education. It’s about challenging stigma and body-shame rooted in today’s digital world. It’s about our young people, standing up and saying, “enough is enough”, and being powerful enough to accept each other. 

Following a sell-out tour of Shoefiti last year, BRASH are back with their most cutting-edge show yet. 

The North East is one of the UK’s regions most affected by period poverty. This play is commissioned as part of a wider Social Action project ‘Project M’ run by Streetwise and funded by the #iwill Fund and partners The National Lottery and DCMS. This project is about fighting period poverty in Newcastle by supporting girls, young women and young people to access free period products discreetly by visiting Streetwise Young People’s Project and getting an ‘M-Card’. The service has been designed by young people for young people, and is inclusive and supportive. Anyone aged 11-25 is eligible and can get advice on issues relating to their periods. 

Essential Details




22nd February 2020

Venue Details
Northern Stage (formerly Newcastle Playhouse) is the largest producing theatre company in the North East of England, and is regarded one of the top-ten UK producing theatres. From fresh revivals of classic plays, to laugh-out-loud comedy, bold conte...


0191 230 5151

[email protected]


Barras Bridge
Newcastle upon Tyne


Age recommendation: Great for ages 16+. Performance time: 8pm.

Not what you're looking for?

Tags for this listing

Events at this Venue