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How The Vote Was Won - Suffragettes at Bunker Theatre


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https://www.bunkertheatre.com/whats-on/how-the-vote-was-won

ACTING AND ACTIVISM ON THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE

On 6 February 1918, the Representation of the People Act granted most women in Britain the vote. On the eve of the 100th anniversary, join actors and activists for a special night of drama and discussion.

Watch Cicely Hamilton’s razor-sharp comedy HOW THE VOTE WAS WON - one of the most celebrated suffrage plays - in a rare staged reading.

Discover the story of how suffragettes used plays and protest to radically change our society.

And meet some of the extraordinary artists and campaigners who are driving change in our own time, continuing and challenging the legacy of the suffrage movement.

Speakers include:
- REBECCA LENKIEWICZ, playwright whose suffragette drama Her Naked Skin was the first new play by a female writer to be produced on the National Theatre’s main stage
- ISABEL ADOMAKOH YOUNG, actor, author, drag king and campaigner for groups including 50:50 Parliament and Sisters Uncut
- SAM SMETHERS, CEO of the Fawcett Society

Tickets £12 (£10 concessions).
All proceeds from the event will be donated in support of women’s rights charities.

Dippermouth makes sharp, exciting theatre, and education programmes to engage and inspire.

Earlier Event: February 3
Drag Performance for LGSMigrants
Later Event: February 10
Fourpure Corinthians Gig - £5