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Starts 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM
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£12.50 / £10.50 (concessions)
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Giulia Bianchini
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Writer, performer and disability arts activist Phoebe Kemp's solo show, based on the life of ‘the cripple suffragette' May Billinghurst.

"Making the choice to fight even when you know you might not win."

Celebrate 100 years of the first women gaining the vote and Disability History Month by hearing the widely forgotten story of May Billinghurst. Based on a true story, written and performed by Phoebe Kemp, directed by Alison Farina, ‘May’ has a unique take on the fight for women’s rights. Billinghurst’s story of love, loss and hope will offer you insight into a claustrophobic Edwardian era and reflection on women in present society. '

A one woman show that portrays the un-known struggle with such detail and commitment, you are spellbound throughout.' 4****, Theatre Bath.

In spring 2018 the first tour of 'May' captivated audiences in the south west, and we are excited bring May's story to Bristol for the first time. The play uses original letters and extracts between May Billinghurst, her family, Emmeline Pankhurst and other suffragettes. As well as exploring the constricts facing women alongside their role as wives and mothers, 'May' also journeys into the unspoken nature of LGBTQI individuals, sexual repression and the restricted lives of those with disabilities.

Known as ‘the Cripple Suffragette’ played a key role in the women's rights movement. Today in a society, where women continue to fight for their voices to be heard, Kemp returns to her story and asks - how far have we come in 100 years?

Age recommendation 10+
Performance: 1 hour with Q+A session afterwards
Photo credit: Camilla Adams
Produced by Wyldwood Arts CIC

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