Yasmin is about to undertake a radical procedure that promises to deliver the perfect body and the happiness that seems just out of reach. But at what cost?
A 2011 survey conducted in the UK found that 30% of women would trade at least one year of their life to achieve their ideal body. 20% would trade 5 years of their life. In "5 Years", the possibility of this exchange is a reality. Yasmin will be the first woman to undergo this procedure. As she waits for the doctor to arrive and ‘fix’ her she reveals her experiences and the messages she has received that have brought her to this drastic decision.
Would you trade 5 years of your life for the perfect body?
Age guidance: 13+ Warnings: flashing lights, themes of body dysmorphia/disordered eating
Running time: 70 mins approx
Producer/Director: Beck Gadsby
Designer: Pollyanna Elston
Virtual Effects Designer: Darius Powell
Lighting Designer: Jason Addison
Sound Designer: Lauren Cross
Stage Manager: Amy Duckworth
Writer/Yasmine: Hayley Davis
Mandy: Lauren Poveda