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Photo: Matthew Cooper

Northern Girls - Bridlington

Presented by Pilot Theatre in co-production with ARCADE


Following the success of Northern Girls 2020, Pilot Theatre travelled to three new locations in autumn 2021 for a series of captivating outdoor performances in York, Bridlington, and Redcar. Incredible teams were brought together to develop monologues exploring what it means to be a Northern Girl in 2021. This ambitious project spanned three communities, bringing together debut writers, professional writers and directors as well as schools and community venues.


An Overview

8 new pieces of writing from local women / women with a connection to the area

local workshop for 30 young people led by 4 local female debut writers 


professional northern female performers 

local debut writers

200 audience members across 4 nights



ARCADE worked with 4 local young female debut writers to develop their own stories through workshops led by spoken word artist Hannah Davies. These pieces were then featured in the Northern Girls - Bridlington performance. This was an exciting opportunity for the young writers to see their work performed professionally.


The Performance


The performance itself was unique to Bridlington and was developed, written, and performed by women and girls with direct connections to the town. Each short piece represented the joys, frustrations, and complexities of northern female identity and took place in an atmospheric and site specific outdoor setting at St Johns Burlington Methodist Church.

The venue was wheelchair accessible and a BSL performance took place on the Thursday night of the run.

Northern Girls Bridlington was a Pilot Theatre co-production with ARCADE and was supported by Arts Council England, Creative Europe and the National Lottery Community Fund.


Northern Girls Bridlington will be available to watch online for free, more details will be coming soon.

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