Mikron’s new show Revolting Women asks why it took so insufferably long for women to get the vote.
Mikron Theatre Company’s Revolting Women is being shown at Sadler’s Yard on Saturday 15th September as the company arrive in Manchester in their 47th year of touring. Performing for the first time at Sadlers Yard in a free show supported by Co-operative Heritage Trust; Mikron delight audiences nationwide with their fun and fresh shows.
Revolting Women tells the Suffrage story through the eyes of a less well-known Pankhurst, Sylvia, who fought for the vote alongside working women in the East End. Sylvia meets Lettie and they push together to parliament, to bend the ear of the cabinet. A story of absolute commitment or dangerous obsession?
Full of political satire, song and more suffrage societies than you can shake a stick at, Revolting Women unravels a contentious and momentous movement in history.
Marianne McNamara, Mikron’s Artistic Director, explains why she has commissioned Revolting Women, “Sylvia was a radical socialist suffragist, she aligned herself with the women of East End London recognising the need for working class men and women to have a voice in parliament and a vote. 100 years on, there is still so much inequality between men and women, between the rich and the poor and sadly the story remains relevant.”
Vashti Maclachlan, writer of Revolting Woman says “Revolting Women came out of my interest in Sylvia Pankhurst’s story but I discovered along the way a campaign full of militant deeds and words, yes, but also one full of friendship, wit and humour, ripe for representation on a Mikron stage.”
Revolting Women can be seen:
On: Sat 15th Sep – 1.00PM
At: Sadlers Yard, Hanover Street, Manchester, M60 0AB.
Tickets: This free show is supported by Co-operative Heritage Trust. No tickets are required.