Greenwich Book Fest: SUFFRAGE PLAYS

On Saturday 16 June 2018 a series of suffrage plays will be performed at Greenwich Theatre, Crooms Hill, London SE10 8ES as part of the commemorations of the suffrage centenary. Greenwich100 will be there too, holding two EqualiTeas tea parties, which will be an opportunity to show off the exhibition “Beyond the Suffragettes” and the glorious Greenwich100 banner [designed by Dr Ann Dingsdale and paraded at last Sunday’s London procession].

Greenwich100 banner

The University of Greenwich’s Drama Programme, in collaboration with Greenwich Theatre, Culture Clash, and GLYPT’s Progression Programme, will present arehearsed readings of four plays and writings by women’s suffrage supporters and activists, kicking off with Cicely Hamilton’s ‘How The Vote Was Won’.

This event brings together drama students and young performers from the community with professional directors and actors to produce an exciting range of work. Suffragettes used plays and performance to advance their cause, and their work. The plays are funny, moving and hard-hitting and deserve to be seen again.

In addition there will be some contemporary writing by both professional and student playwrights on issues that affect women today.

Book your tickets through the Greenwich BookFest website:

Or through Eventbrite direct here: tickets


All tickets are FREE and include an opportunity to join a tea party in collaboration with EqualiTeas –

Ticket 1:

10.00 How the Vote was Won, Cicely Hamilton (1909) – directed by Natasha Oxley, & Monologues(s)
11.00 Tea party in collaboration with EqualiTeas

Ticket 2:

11.00 Tea party in collaboration with EqualiTeas
12.00 In the Workhouse, Margaret Wynne Nevinson (1911) & Monologue(s) – directed by James Haddrell

Ticket 3:
14.30 Tradition (1913) – directed by James Haddrell, & Monologues(s)
15.30 Tea party in collaboration with EqualiTeas

Ticket 4:
15.30 Tea party in collaboration with EqualiTeas
16.30 Little Wrens, Rebecca Moloney – directed by Chris Williams Cross, Nicole Darvill-Barton – directed by James McLaughlin Blaring Silence, Ardit Darci – directed by Laura Wooff

Disclaimer:The University of Greenwich reserves the right to cancel a ticket at any time should the author withdraw from appearing. Such an occurrence would be out of the University’s control and tickets will be fully refunded. Where possible, attendees would be notified in advance by e-mail should a presentation be cancelled.

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