Suffragette City | Londontheatre1 review
Excerpt from the LondonTheatre1.com review for Suffragette City, London Pavilion.
"It is 100 years since the partial granting of the vote to women, and Suffragette City is here to remind us what life was like for women in those days. The London Pavilion that serves as The Women’s Social and Political Union’s (WSPU) headquarters for this project is historically important as it was a meeting place for the suffragettes and was the scene of several of Emmeline Pankhurst’s arrests."
"Suffragette City, a partnership between the National Trust and The National Archives, re-creates the life of a suffragette activist in the years before the partial grant of the vote to women in 1918."
"Inspired by records held by The National Archives, Suffragette City documents the life and arrest of Lillian Ball, a dressmaker and mother from Tooting, arrested for smashing a window in 1912."
"As with many women of the era, Lillian confronted life-changing choices that led her to join the women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) causing her to be involved in militant action, leading to her arrest, interrogation and imprisonment. Suffragette City challenges audience members with many of the same decisions Lillian faced, bringing to life the true experiences of those fighting for suffrage."
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