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.
Headlining this programme is On The March presented by our 17|25 Young Company. It’s a moving and insightful look at the fights for women’s rights that have punctuated the last century.
Other highlights in the upcoming season on the main stage include:
- Jenni Murray’s History of Britain in 21 Women
- co-founder of the Liberal Democrats, Baroness Shirley Williams, discussing her extraordinary life in politics
- University of Oxford students present Lucy Kirkwood’s modern-day adaptation of Ibsen’s Hedda. And Lucy Kirkwood herself will be appearing in conversation, free for Hedda ticket holders (otherwise £5).
- On 23 March, fellow and vice-principal of Brasenose College Sos Eltis will be taking us on a journey through the history of Feminism in theatre.
There is also a plethora of new exciting female voices in our BT studio, including:
- The return of Proto-type Theater with 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
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