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 festival showcases productions and talks by and about inspirational women, including...

Autumn 2018:

Shows:

  • Women In Power A Nuffield Southampton Theatres production in association with Oxford Playhouse
  • Rhondda Rips It Up presented by Welsh National Opera

Talks: 

  • Women In Power Symposium
  • Summiting The Science of Everest Presented by Science Oxford
  • Former Artistic Director of Kneehigh and then Shakespeare's Globe, Emma Rice  

 

Previous 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

Previous 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.

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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