24th Oct, 2018

New show asks why it took so insufferably long for women to get the vote

Harry Leach 29th Jul, 2018

MIKRON Theatre’s new show Revolting Women asks why it took so insufferably long for women to get the vote.

And it’s being shown at The Goat and Trousers pub in Rowney Green on Tuesday, August 14.

Revolting Women tells the Suffrage story through the eyes of a less well-known Pankhurst, Sylvia, who fought for the vote alongside working women in the East End.

Sylvia meets Lettie and they push together to Parliament, to bend the ear of the cabinet.

A story of absolute commitment or dangerous obsession?

Full of political satire, song and more suffrage societies than you can shake a stick at, Revolting Women unravels a contentious and momentous movement in history.

Marianne McNamara, Mikron’s artistic director, said: “Sylvia was a radical socialist suffragist, she aligned herself with the women of East End London recognising the need for working class men and women to have a voice in Parliament and a vote.

“Now, 100 years on, there is still so much inequality between men and women, between the rich and the poor and sadly the story remains relevant.”

Vashti Maclachlan, writer of Revolting Woman added: “Revolting Women came out of my interest in Sylvia Pankhurst’s story but I discovered along the way a campaign full of militant deeds and words, yes, but also one full of friendship, wit and humour, ripe for representation on a Mikron stage.”

It’s curtain up at 7.30pm, no ticket required, just turn up and a cash collection will be taken after the show.

For more information call 01527 66689 or visit www.rowneygreen.org

The Goat and Trousers can be found by Rowney Green Village Hall, Rowney Green, B48 7QP.

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