Wed 29 June
In 2018, disabled actor Melissa Johns’ iCloud was hacked and explicit photos of her were released online. A young disabled woman with a history of body dysmorphia comes to terms with her image becoming public property.
This humorous and revealing show displays no remorse in championing female sexuality, fighting body shaming and the taboo of sex and disability.
Snatched is a fast-paced, uplifting one-woman show accompanied by a live 90s/00s soundtrack.
Melissa Johns was born in Hereford and raised in Ledbury. Her credits include Hannah Taylor in BBC’s LIFE, Miss Scott in ITV’s Grantchester, Imogen Pascoe in Coronation Street and 2021’s line up of Celebrity Masterchef. Melissa made her West End debut earlier this year in Henry V at Donmar Warehouse alongside Kit Harrington.
Supported by Lowry, Salford and Arts Council England
Written and performed by Melissa Johns
Co-devised and directed by Lily Levin
+ Post show Q&A and panel discussion on disability in the arts
Both the performance and Q&A will be BSL interpreted.
★★★★★ “If you see any piece of theatre this year, make sure it is Melissa Johns’ Snatched” Upstaged Manchester
★★★★★ “I challenge anyone to go and see this production and not come away changed” North West End UK
★★★★★ "Snatched is one of the bravest, boldest and inspirational shows you'll ever see!" Manchester Theatres
★★★★ “Searingly honest, witty and entertaining piece” The Stage
★★★★ “It brought me profound hope and courage and I strongly recommend you watch it. Everything Theatre
★★★★ “Hilarious takedown of body shaming and disablism” What’s on Stage
“She exudes total confidence." The Guardian
£14 / £12
Duration: 1hr 10mins
Age guidance: 14+
Content warning: references to sex, nudity and eating disorders
Hyd: 2 awr, 10 munud
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Canllaw oed: 14+
Unallocated seating - sold at full capacity.
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