A Vote of Her Own - 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage

A Vote of Her Own - 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage

2018 marks 100 years since the Representation of the People Act 1918 – the act which allowed some women in the UK the right to vote.

To mark this centenary, Oxford Playhouse is hosting a year-long festival of events celebrating women’s voices and stories, past, present and future.

The second of half of the festival will be announced, along with our Autumn 2018 Season, at the end of June.

The first part of this festival saw shows by and about inspirational women, including...

Shows:

  • On The March presented by our 17|25 Young Company
  • University of Oxford students production of Lucy Kirkwood’s modern-day adaptation of Ibsen’s Hedda.
  • Proto-type Theater's The Audit
  • Natalie Cutler’s Not Yet Suffragette
  • Helen Seymour’s powerful To Helen Back
  • The comedy powerhouse that is Sophie Willan
  • Phoenix Nights comedian Janice Connelly
  • An exciting Scratch Night focused on female-led companies
  • Samantha Baines' amazing blend of comedy and science
  • Yolande Mercy's hilarious Quarter Life Crisis
  • Urielle Klein-Mekongo’s award-winning Fringe hit Yvette
  • A poignant look at homelessness in What Goes On In Front of Closed Doors

Talks:

  • Jenni Murray’s History of Britain in 21 Women
  • Baroness Shirley Williams, discussing her extraordinary life in politics
  • Hedda adapter Lucy Kirkwood.
  • Fellow and vice-principal of Brasenose College Sos Eltis took us on a journey through the history of Feminism in theatre.

The second of half of the festival will be announced, along with our Autumn 2018 Season, at the end of June.

Join our mailing list or check here for more events as they’re announced.

For more information on getting involved please contact Laura.Elliot@oxfordplayhouse.com

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