Women in Lockdown

Created, written, directed & produced by Women & Theatre 

Janice Connolly, Jo Gleave, Jess Pearson & Matt Smith

in collaboration with

Research participants & community performers from across Birmingham and the Black Country

Filmed by Sima Gonsai & Joe Potts

Additional footage filmed by community performers

Edited by Sima Gonsai

Grading & graphics: Daniel Alexander

Sound design & original music composed by Nicola McAteer

Associate Artist (Access) Maral Mamaghanizadeh

BSL Interpreter Rachael Veazey

Volunteer support: Adwoa Owusu- Barnieh, Emma Fall & Shelley Atkinson

Cast & Contributors

Adwoa Owusu- Barnieh

Angela Henry

Ann Spencer

Aysha Sainsbury 

Bernadette Bates

Bernie Brennan 

Beverley Turner

Brenda Pressdee 

Carmel Dacre

Claire Jones

Clare Smith

Deborah Broomfield

Emma Fall

Emma Fordham

Emma O’Brien

Flavia Estupinan 

Francene Gibbs 

Germaine David-Clarke 

Irene Odoardi

Isabelle Kelly

Janice Connolly

Jenny Stuttle

Jess & Luke Pearson

Jo Bennett

Jo Gleave

Julie James

Katie Hoare

Laura Achurch

Laura Maney

Linda Beasley

Lucy Trevis

Mary Collins

Maral Mamaghanizadeh

Michelle M Rafferty

Odilia Mabrouk

Rachael Veazey

Rachel Gartside

Reshma Patel

Romy Ashmore-Hills 

Rosie & Ralph Gunn

Roxanne Green

Rupinder Kaur

Ruthie Cunliffe

Sally Andrews

Selly Park Bubble

Shelley Atkinson

Shirley Demaine

Sukhvinder Kaur 

Tiurlan Passmore

Thea Brown

Trish White

Vicki Taylor

Thanks to:

Deaf Explorer

David Peebles and the Moseley Art school

Members of The Larks – Singing for Lung Health in Wolverhampton 

and to all the women from across Birmingham and the Black Country who shared their experiences with us as part of the research process, and all our wonderful community cast.