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I’m an award-winning business woman. I’m happily married with two beautiful daughters and I still fit in the same size-ten dress suit I did fifteen years ago. What could possibly threaten me?

Linda Wilde has dedicated her life to changing the world. She’s won awards for her efforts, at the same time as working hard to become an inspiring mother, and an independent, loving wife.

Now, at 55, she seems to have it all. She’s a woman in her prime. She’s embarking on her most ambitious plan to date. Beneath the surface, though, the cracks are starting to show.

Linda by Penelope Skinner premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in November 2015.

Critic Reviews

Funny, touching, deeply uncomfortable-making... the piece pulses with inner psychological plausibility.

Critic Reviews

Skinner amusingly and pointedly lampoons the beauty industry and the myths we so often spin around glamour... [the play] speaks passionately about the many ways society makes mature women invisible.

Evening Standard
Critic Reviews

Impassioned and necessary... It has a storm in its mouth, anger in its heart and a role of magnitude at its centre.

The Stage

Penelope Skinner’s plays include The Village Bike (Royal Court Upstairs; 2011); The Sound of Heavy Rain (Paines Plough/Crucible Theatre Sheffield); Greenland (co-writer, National; 2011); The Literary Ball (co-writer, International Rough Cut, Royal Court; 2010); Eigengrau (Bush Theatre; 2010); Midnight at the Hotel Beauregard (Paines Plough / Rose Bruford College; 2010); Fucked (Old Red Lion; 2008 / Assembly Rooms Edinburgh; 2009).…

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