Female militancy transcends class and sexual convention in this play, the first by a living female playwright, to be performed on the Olivier stage in 2008.
In London 1913, at a crucial point in the campaign for female emancipation, militant suffragettes are engaged in a violent and shocking battle with the establishment. Amongst the thousands of women incarcerated in Holloway Prison is Lady Celia Cain. Trapped in a frustrating marriage, she meets a young seamstress, Eve Douglas and her life spirals into an erotic and dangerous chaos.
Full price: £15
“the play's overall gesture is one of tribute to the tenacity of these tough campaigners.” The Guardian
“it’s good to be reminded how far we have travelled in just a hundred years in terms of social justice.” The Stage
By Rebecca Lenkiewicz
Director Sean Linnen
Designer Meg Cunningham
BA Acting Autumn Rep Season
Presented by arrangement with Samuel French Limited