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Rebellious Sisterhood – Votes For Women

Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst is not a well woman. Recently released from prison, refusing to eat has left her weak and debilitated. She finds sanctuary at the cottage of her friend, the composer, Ethel Smyth. But their peace is challenged by the arrival of young firebrand, Grace Roe, fresh from turning East Anglia into a hotbed of Suffragette protest.

Memories surface – some are amusing, while others are painful. Hunger striking, force feeding and even martyrdom are balanced by exciting rallies, camaraderie on being arrested, humour at facing the judges and sisterhood, even in prison.

‘No cost is too high, in service of the Cause,’ Mrs Pankhurst tells young Grace.

But the cost is indeed very high, as family rifts, rivalries and growing violence threaten the three women . Will the end really justify the means or the price paid?

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.

This show toured in 2018 and 2019

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Past Shows

Apr 2019

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Corn Hall
10 St Nicholas Street, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 4LB
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesbury Library
Walsall St, , Wednesbury, West Midlands, WS10 9EH, West Midlands

Mar 2019

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cotswold Playhouse
Parliament Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 1LW
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Jersey Opera House
3 Gloucester Street, St Helier, Jersey, JE2 3QR
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Jersey Opera House
3 Gloucester Street, St Helier, Jersey, JE2 3QR
7:45 pm - 10:15 pm
Harborough Theatre
Church Square, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7NB
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
John Clare Theatre
Broadway, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1AY

Feb 2019

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Walker Theatre
Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury, SY3 8FT

Nov 2018

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Cut Arts Centre
8 New Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 8BY
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fisher Theatre
10 Broad Street, Bungay, Suffolk, NR35 1EE

Oct 2018

7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Blackfriars Arts Centre
Spain Lane, Boston, PE21 6HP
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cromer Community Centre
Garden Street, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9HL
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sewell Barn Theatre
Blyth Jex School, Constitution Hill, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 4BX
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Swindon Arts Centre
Devises Road, Swindon, SN1 4BJ
2:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Southwold Arts Centre
St Edmund's Hall, Cumberland Road, Southwold, Suffolk, IP18 6PJ
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Seagull Theatre
19-75 Morton Road, Pakefield, Suffolk, NR33 0HJ, Suffolk
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wells Maltings
Staithe Street, Wells next the Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1AN