WE ARE OUTLAWS:
The Leeds Suffragette Story
December 2018 marked the centenary of the first General Election in which some women could vote for the very first time - we were lucky enough to present We Are Outlaws, a piece celebrating the women of Leeds who were part of the Suffragette Movement. Thank you to all those who were able to join us on the 14th December 2018!
‘We women are outside the constitution. We are outlaws.’
A woman from Leeds, Leonora Cohen, enters the Tower of London.
Concealed under her coat, an iron bar.
She reaches the Jewel House, summons all her strength.
And smashes a glass showcase in the name of Women’s Suffrage.
Friday 14th December 2018
The Civic Hall, Leeds
What the audience thought:
"Wow amazing. I laughed, I cried. You had it all."
"Superb production - proud to be a woman from Leeds!"
"Brilliant. In creation, writing, singing & performance. A really good insight into the WSPU in Leeds."
"It was very impressive, emotive, and relevant. I feel proud to be a woman."
CAST & CREATIVES
Writer / Director - Olivia Race
Writer / Producer - Alice Barber
Writer / Community Director / Dramaturg -Elvi Piper
Musical Director - Claire-Marie Seddon
Designer - Antony Jones
Leonora Cohen - Martelle Edinborough
Mary Gawthorpe - Leanne Rowley
Annie Kenney - Kirsty Pennycook
Emmeline Pankhurst / Ensemble - Victoria Brazier
Lilian Lenton / Ensemble - Olivia Race
Christabel Pankhurst - Alice Barber