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PROTEST PLAY: Immersive Suffragette play to come to Abbots Langley

 Published on: 27th June 2023   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

The Abbots Langley Players are getting ready for their upcoming July production, an immersive show focused on the campaigners who fought for women’s right to vote.

Coming to the Henderson Hub on the High Street from July 13 to 15, Tea with Mrs Pankhurst will immerse audiences in the story. They will be sat around tables reminiscent of an Edwardian tearoom and will be served tea and cakes by the cast.

The play tells the story of the relationship between moderate Suffragist leader Selina Cooper, played by Jane Adams, and militant Suffragette icon Emmeline Pankhurst, played by Wendy Ash.

The rest of the cast will also be playing historical figures from the 20 years leading up to the First World War, all with roles in the fight for women’s suffrage.

A spokesperson for the Players said: “The team are finding the play amusing, moving and informative.

“Several scenes are based on the typical campaigning meetings that took place in town squares and village halls like ours all over the country, giving them the chance to prepare their banners and placards shouting ‘Votes for Women’ loud enough to rattle the delicate teacups.”

The show will take place at 8pm every night during its run, as well as a matinee performance at 3pm on July 15. To buy tickets, visit their website.

Photo credit: Johna Ash

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