‘Making the choice to fight even when you know you might not win.’
Celebrate 100 years of the women’s suffrage by meeting May Billinghurst - one of those who fought for it.
‘May’ is a one woman show based on the life of ‘the crippled suffragette' May Billinghurst, whose story has been widely ignored by the history books. Using original letters and extracts between May Billinghurst, her family, and other Suffragettes including Emmeline Pankhurst, ‘May’ offers an exploration of the constricts facing women, the repression of LGBTQI+ individuals and the restricted lives of disabled people, in the claustrophobic Edwardian era.
Through May’s story, Phoebe Kemp - writer, actress and activist - encourages us to reflect, and really ask ourselves “how far have we come in 100 years” in the fight for equality?
'The show was fantastic, with a lot of excellent audience appreciation.'
Ian McGlynn, Director, The Rondo Theatre
'A play which is moving, educational and unique.'
Adele Matterface, Trowbridge Arts. Read the full review.
'A one woman show that portrays the un-known struggle with such detail and commitment, you are spellbound throughout.' 4****, Theatre Bath. Read the full review.
When + Where
Autumn Tour 2018:
• 8th Nov- Town Hall Arts, Trowbridge Town Hall 7.30pm Get tickets here
• 13th Nov - Trinity Centre, Bristol 7.30pm Get tickets here
More dates to follow...
Written and performed by Phoebe Kemp, Directed by Alison Farina and Rachel Adams, and Design by Natalie Remington // Produced by Wyldwood Arts // Supported using Funding by Arts Council England // Special thanks to Town Hall Arts, Trowbridge and Davinci Mobility