WOMAN ON FIRE

After a brilliant run at The Edinburgh Fringe - we are now taking bookings for this new show.

THE SCOTSMAN - 

'John Woudberg’s exciting
script is full of poetic language, as well as the sharp wit and defiant spirit of a woman prepared to risk everything for what she believes in. In her olive cord jacket and purple skirt, Edith might be dressed in the iconic colours of the suffragette movement, but she is otherwise the image of a middle-class woman of the time – yet one who uses her position to change the lives of future generations. Moore’s excellent performance captures the complexities of a fascinating, clever and funny woman, born ahead of her time. From “a little girl of principle to a lurking shadow in the night”; Edith’s story is a personal tale, but it also charts the evolution of the suffragette movement. It’s a compelling insight for anyone interested in human rights campaigning – or who simply appreciates a well-told story about a defining point in our history.'

Read more at: 4 STAR Scotsman Review

 

'Woman On Fire' is a new, original play by the highly-acclaimed, Certain Curtain Theatre , that takes you into the fiery heart of one of the most dangerous, strange and 'modern-women', in history. By turns, funny, sad, tense and outrageous - but always utterly compelling - 'Woman On Fire' separates the myth from the truth, to leave you amazed...and moved...  

The story of Edith Rigby remains largely unsung. Overshadowed by the more vociferous Pankhurst women, Edith nursed a quiet fire. Yet, inside this calm, affable doctor's daughter, raged a flame that burned white-hot - against social injustice and a political system that denied women their most basic human right - the right to be treated as citizens, in their own land - by denying them the right to vote

2018 is the centenary of when 'some' women got the vote in the UK To Book WOMAN ON FIRE for your event or venue please CONTACT US

Read Claire's blog for the #VOTE100 project here - WHAT MAKES A LITTLE GIRL OF PRINCIPLE BECOME A LURKING SHADOW IN THE NIGHT?

This new play WOMAN ON FIRE aims to raise the profile of Edith and the issues she was passionate about - women's rights and social and welfare rights.  It tells the turbulent history of the UK's suffrage movement through the life and times of an unsung suffragette - Mrs Edith Rigby

 

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WHAT OUR AUDIENCES SAY

Peter Louch - Without doubt, as others have added, a 5* show.

Brilliantly written, brilliantly performed.
Very informative and educational too.
Well done to all concerned.

Valerie McEwan - Grab the chance to see this before it ends.
Entertaining, educational and inspirational in full measure.
5 star for me.

Janice Butterworth - 5stars
 
Deserves to win the Amnesty award for highlighting so beautifully the struggle women went through to be recognised as human beings and be given the basic right to vote! Poignant and funny - I laughed and cried in equal measure - fabulous writing and performance.
 

Larry Eagleman - Brilliant actress pulls out all the stops to tell the amazing story of these gutsy British women, with scripting to make us Yanks proud to share the English language. Go see it! This was the first show my wife and I booked before we left the states and we're going to make it the last thing we see again before we leave.

Mo Taylor - Political theatre at its best! Go see this!
My friends and I loved this - beautifully scripted and expertly performed - we came out ready to change the world! Engaging, funny, poignant and deeply moving. Go and take your friends

 
Perwina Whitmore
A real insight into the suffragette movement from the perspective of one activist. Perfectly performed. Go!

 

LOUISE VELAZQUEZ

Engrossing and moving representation of a woman's life and movement to violence in struggling for justice in the face of male domination and intransigence, as well as female criticism - captures Edith's sense of desperation and her suffering - well worth seeing, very moving and an important reflection of how a minority in a society struggle to achieve social change that later everyone takes for granted - but at the time that minority is reviled, condemned and attacked.
What price justice and why should it be so ?

 
Jenny Black
This is beautifully written and up for the Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award - deservedly. Fantastic actress takes you on a personal journey of one Suffragette finding her way through the fight to win women the vote - some beautiful language by the writer lifts this to another level - all girls and young women should see this.

 

Denise Hurd

Well acted and well written one woman show about a compelling figure of the Suffragette movement. Passionately realized and expertly performed. Go see it!

 

Debra Merrett

Brilliant theatre, expertly performed. Highly recommended

 

Charlotte Richardson

This is a gripping, passionate history lesson about those women who fought for our rights.