What was your FIRST step on the career ladder?

Women & Theatre’s ‘Starting Out’ podcast series shines a light on the diverse experiences of young women entering the world of work for the first time. Based on W&T’s 2014 stage production at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, this lively and entertaining podcast series  puts women’s writing, performance and stories centre stage. The final episode of the series is a discussion, with young women in 2019 led by W&T’s Artistic Director Janice Connolly, that examines what if anything has changed.

 You can subscribe and listen to all Women & Theatre podcasts for free via Apple PodcastsSpotify or wherever you get your podcasts from simply search ‘Women & Theatre’.

Launched in March 2020, Women & Theatre’s podcast is the company’s first venture into digital storytelling and we have 2 other podcast series that complete our Women & Work trilogy. The For the Past 30 Years series is about women who have spent the last 3 decades working in different sectors is and Prime Time is about women in retirement.  

Women & Theatre podcast is funded by The Space, Arts Council England, Sir Barry Jackson Trust, The Feeney Trust and The Cole Charitable Trust. 

Please note all podcasts contain explicit language which may not be suitable for younger listeners.

Episode 1 Standing Tall by Charlene James

Episode 2 Whispers by Manjeet Mann

CONTENT WARNING: Episode 2 contains references to self harm, mental health and suicide which may act as triggers for some listeners. 

If you are affected by any of the issues raised and you are based in the UK you can find help and support from The Samaritans by calling 116 123 for free, or visiting their website at https://www.samaritans.org/
International listeners can find details of help and support available in their country  from Befrienders Worldwide at https://www.befrienders.org/

Episode 3 The 3rd AD by Lorna Laidlaw

Episode 4 (sorry) by Susie Sillett

Episode 5 The Broken Promise by Janice Connolly

Episode 6 Starting Out Discussion