Votes for Women!

Theatre (drama)

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  • theSpaceTriplex - Studio
  • 13:55
  • Aug 17
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Polymorph Theatre
  • Warnings and additional info: -
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

The story of Emmeline and Richard Pankhurst and the suffragette movement. This couple were the architects of two of the greatest steps forward in the fight for women's rights in Britain. In Votes for Women!, Polymorph Theatre examine what brought these two remarkable people together and the effect they would have on the cause of women's rights. Richard Pankhurst was the champion of women's property rights, while Emmeline Pankhurst drove the fight for women's suffrage to new heights and new notoriety. Tragically separated by Richard's untimely death, the campaign continued. Votes For Women!

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  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Level access is via a different route across the courtyard of the Royal College of Surgeons, our box office can advise.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access, Lift (Platform Lift)

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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David Christopher Lyness 87 days ago

Well written play. Mr Pankhurst very good, but Emily should have had a Manchester accent too I think. The director seemed to restrict the actors movements to separate sides of the stage for most of the time, instead of allowing free movement over the whole acting area.
However on the whole it was very good.


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British Theatre Guide (3/5 stars) 89 days ago

The British government didn’t wake up one morning in the early part of the 20th century and say, “votes for women sounds like a good idea, let's do it”. They were forced to grant women the vote by mass pressure and political militancy.We are reminded of this in Jan van...

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Southside Advertiser (4/5 stars) 92 days ago

A well-acted play which should be compulsory viewing for any young women (and men) who aren’t aware of what their predecessors went through to get the right to vote.

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Edinburgh Guide (3/5 stars) 93 days ago

The story of Emmeline Pankhurst, her partnership with her husband and her journey to the suffragette movement, this two-hander covers a great deal of history in its short time. A simple set is used effectively to convey the various scenes that show this journey. Changing between characters is clearly indicated...

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