Dreadnought Southwest present
'The Cause: An Overture of Rebellion and Revolt.’
How far would you go for what you believe in? The Cause is a play inspired by an imagined meeting between two great leaders of the women’s suffrage campaign. They believed in the same thing, but their methods differed greatly.
1913. Revolution stings the air. In an orchard, two women meet in secret. Their actions have divided them. Divided a nation. Split their cause in two.
The two women are suffrage leaders and rebels; Emmeline Pankhurst and Millicent Fawcett. The Cause considers the impact that a lifetime of political campaigning has on an individual. Asking ‘how far would you go for what you believe in?’ and exploring the divide between the violent direct action of the suffragettes and the peaceful constitutional means of the suffragists.
Marking the centenary year of the first votes for some women in 1918, this dynamic production has an original musical score and film animation, projected for thrilling visual effect.
+ Come early for an equali-tea party in the cafe 6.30-7.45pm for max 30 people (who have bought tickets for the show). Free for the first 30 people to book! Free tea & free cake - what could be better than that...?
Dreadnought South West Dreadnought South West creates inclusive projects through bold, high-quality arts and heritage work that inspires, educates and raises awareness throughout the South West and beyond by telling great stories about women from both an historical and modern day perspective. Projects include live theatre events, heritage work, community radio broadcasts, collaborating with communities, artists, historians, individuals and groups to engage with previously untold stories about women. Dreadnought South West’s first major project ‘Oxygen’, told the previously unknown story of the women who walked from Land’s End to Hyde Park in 1913, demanding their right to vote, as part of the great women’s suffrage pilgrimage. The project engaged over 6,500 people with this story that continues to be shared and told.
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