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Vanessa Redgrave; And one woman's anorexia recovery

Award-winning actor Vanessa Redgrave on her new stage play, which she has written and performs in. One woman tells us about being in recovery from an eating disorder.

Olivier, Tony and Academy Award winner Vanessa Redgrave on her new stage play, Vienna 1934–Munich 1938 – a production which she has written, devised, and performs in, and which intimately explores her family’s personal history amidst the rise of fascism in 1930s Europe. We hear about the play and her political family history that inspired it.

Our listener, Sarah tells us about being in recovery from a lifetime of anorexia and disordered eating.

Lebanese songwriter Tania Saleh and Palestinian poet Farah Chamma are two artists from two generations sharing their experiences as women performers in the Arab world. They are both in London this week to perform at Shubbak, London’s largest festival of contemporary Arab culture.

Presented by Jenni Murray
Produced by Jane Thurlow

Reporter: Georgina Hewes
Interviewed guest: Vanessa Redgrave
Interviewed guest: Tania Saleh
Interviewed guest: Farah Chamma

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More support and information about eating disorders can be found via BEAT: https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/

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