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Hold tight. There’s a change coming.


The taboo smashing play about menopause is back, and better than ever! After a sell-out run in 2019, and a successful short film that explored these characters further, Mid Life is being re-mounted to bring the foot-stomping, disco-dancing catharsis to a whole new audience in 2025.

Claire was the south east of England disco dancing champion in 1982. Surely, she can’t be menopausal? Jacqui’s busy looking after the grandkids and keeping an eye on her ex-partner’s mum but there’s some stuff she needs to get off her chest. Karen lives alone by the sea. She’s a survivor.

These are midlife women – unpaid carers, up-all-nighters, emotional load bearers, shoulders to cry on, school-runners and piece-picker-uppers. Join them as they find a way through the loss, mess, despair, frustration, freedom, joy and possibility of the middle years.

“I made Mid Life because when I hit menopause I felt lost, anxious, unsure and overwhelmed by what was happening. This is the show I wish I had seen as I entered into the transformation that is peri-menopause and menopause”.

Claire Hodgson, Joint Artistic Director, Diverse City

Access is no optional add-on for Mid Life, but an extra layer of wit, pathos and enjoyment built in to the fabric of the play. All performances are both live BSL interpreted and live audio-described for the benefit and entertainment of all audiences.

Stay tuned for tour details!

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