Lady Connie & the Suffragettes
- 8 Mar 2015
- 15:00 -21:00
- Knebworth Barns
An evening of moving drama and inspiring history.
Cambridge Devised Theatre, in conjunction with the Stevenage Arts Guild on behalf of the Mayor of Stevenage, Cllr Sherma Batson, presents, Lady Connie and the Suffragettes, a new play about Lady Constance Lytton written by Ros Connelly. The play will be premièred in the Manor Barn, Knebworth House, Constance Lytton’s family home, on March 8th, International Women’s Day 2015. There will be two performances, at 3pm and 7pm.
Performed by Emma Spearing and directed by Jenny Culank of Classworks Theatre, the play will explore Lady Constance's unique role in the suffragette movement, her personal background and her development into one of the suffragettes' heroic icons. The historian Katherine Connelly, author of a biography of Sylvia Pankhurst, will give an accompanying talk about the suffragette movement to set Lady Constance's role in its wider context. A workshop and second performance will take place at Barnwell School, Stevenage. Tickets for the Knebworth performance can be obtained by contacting: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Actor: Emma Spearing
Director: Jenny Culank (Classworks Theatre)
Writer: Ros Connelly
Musical accompaniment: Ben Ward
Lighting design: Graham Dormer
Musical arranger: Oonagh Bernon
Producer: Hilary Spiers
Costume and props: Classworks Costumes
Staging supplied by Stevenage Arts Guild
Copies of Lady Constance Lytton: Aristocrat, Suffragette, Martyr will be available to buy at the event.
Getting there Knebworth Park, Knebworth, Hertfordshire, SG3 6PY
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