Alice Hawkins – Suffragette

Spoken Word (historical, true-life)

  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

Peter Barratt gives a stirring and passionate account of his great-grandmother's hard-fought campaign for the right to vote over a hundred years ago. A shoe machinist by trade, lifelong socialist and mother of six Alice Hawkins formed her city suffragette branch in 1907 following imprisonment in Holloway jail. Centenary year of 2018 marked a statue of Alice in her home town of Leicester, together with original suffragette memorabilia exhibited at UK Parliament, including her sash, hunger strike medal and more. Sister Suffragette Ruth Pownall adds true theatre to an unmissable spoken word show.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Space is located on the first floor. There are 3 steps in the main foyer then 20+ up a wide l shaped staircase to get to into the space.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
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  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

elaine ashley 48 days ago

I have to review this even though I saw the last show in the run, just in case Peter performs it elsewhere and you get a chance to see it. This is a brilliant true story and so eloquently told with real passion. Peter has done a fantastic job of bringing Alice alive and keeping her relevant. There are many causes today that need us all to be as dedicated to and as brave as Alice.

Jo Bennett 49 days ago

A truly moving and inspiring talk about Alice Hawkins. Really appreciated the mix of present day explanations partnered with a talented actress/singer bringing the past back to life.


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