In 1913 Mrs Pankhurst was arrested and imprisoned. She begins a hunger strike, only to be released under the Cat and Mouse Act. Finding refuge with close friend Ethel Smyth, re-arrest is imminent. Now family scandal and declining health threaten to leave the Cause without a leader.
Enter the young firebrand, Grace Roe. Fresh from turning East Anglia into a hotbed of Suffragette protest and action, Grace is Emmeline’s latest protégé. Full of stories of her dangerous exploits and grand plans, this much younger woman is the one Emmeline intends to be her successor at the head of the WSPU.
This is a tale of friendship, hardship, jealousy and rivalry at the heart of The Cause. Karen Forbes’ exciting new play takes a rare glimpse behind the scenes at the private lives and the personal cost paid by the leaders of the Suffragettes.
Ladies and gentlemen, Miss Marie Lloyd, that pulchritudinous personification of the Golden Age of Music Hall, invites you to an evening of entertainment excellence in the Euterpian and Terpsichorean Arts …….she’ll sing and dance a bit, sir!
Yes, Miss Marie Lloyd, for one night only, will tell the story of her astonishing and inspiring rise to become the Queen of British Entertainment.
With frequent assistance and factual correction from that virtuoso of contrariwise confusion…. she dresses as a man, madam! – Miss Vesta Tilley!
It is 1915. English nurse, Edith Cavell, has been captured by the Germans and accused of treason. She has faced sixty days of near-solitary confinement, interrogation and now a trial. Surely the Germans will not execute a woman?
Set in Edith’s prison cell in Brussels, this one-woman play sets out to find meaning in her trials, discovering who she is and why she lived, how she travelled from a quiet Norfolk parish to a prison cell in Brussels.
“Standing as I do in view of God and eternity, I realise that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.”
This show remains in our repertoire, so please contact us if you would like to book a performance.