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Fresh Ink: Hull Playwriting Festival 2024

No Woman Is An Island

Written by Rosie Race

No Woman Is An Island (working title) is a perversely funny, absurd and moving portrayal of a pregnant woman on the brink of insanity.

Driven to despair by the state of everything, she systematically dismantles the world around herself in search of a utopia where she and her baby can live in peace.

Join us at Stage@TheDock for a rehearsed reading of an early version of this new play, by Hull-born writer Rosie Race.

About Rosie Race

Originally from Hull, Rosie Race trained in choreography and visual performance at Dartington College of Arts, before graduating from RADA in 2018.

She is a freelance actor and writer and a core member of Quirk Theatre in Devon. She works as a movement director and is associate artist at Theatre Royal Plymouth, where her first full length show Us Against The World opened in February 2024.

She is associate artist of Theatre Alibi and Documental Theatre and developed her second play Filthy Animal during her time on Soho Theatre Writers Lab, which was shortlisted for the Tony Craze award 2024.

Rosie is an associate lecturer in Acting and Physical Performance at the University of Plymouth.


Age recommendation: 16+

Running time: 70 minutes

Content notes: strong language, misogyny, sex, discussion of sexual assault and sexual harassment. See our content notes page for a more detailed plot summary.

20-21 July

Stage @TheDock, Hull

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Cast and Creative Team


Josie Morley


Rachel Dale


Matt Sutton


Rosie Race


Paul Smith


Matthew May


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Saturday 20 July


Sunday 21 July


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