Mid Life: The Skin We’re In


Following the enormous success of Mid Life as Diverse City entered 2020, we were already thinking of ways that we could continue exploring that world. When 2020 turned everything upside down, it presented us with the opportunity to explore digital work. We got the whole team back together again, and created a short film, Mid Life: The Skin We’re In.


“This skin is my surface – my rind – and I am the fruit, still juicy inside.”


A poetic look at how to celebrate, survive and thrive in your own skin. This vital, uplifting film explores the expectations we place on women’s bodies, and how we can rise through them to a deeper appreciation of ourselves.

Collectively created by and based on the lives of Jacqui Beckford, Claire Hodgson and Karen Spicer, this film, like all work produced by Diverse City and Extraordinary Bodies, is audio described and captioned.

★ ★ ★ ★

“Brutally honest…endearingly human”

Stage Talk



Mid Life: The Skin We’re In premiered at Bristol Old Vic on International Women’s Day, 2021. Watch this space for news of where you can catch a screening next!

Currently screening at The Civic, Barnsley – free, between Monday 22nd and Sunday 28th November.

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