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.
WOMAN ON FIRE
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. We are taking it to The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August where it will be eligible for a fringe first award. We don't have any sponsorship yet but have set up GoFundMe page where people can support. The Edinburgh Fringe Festival during August is an ideal place to showcase this brand new play and gain media and industry attention for our work. The fund is to cover the basic costs of taking a show to Edinburgh. Venue hire, publicity, travel, registration with the Festival. We operate without any funding whatsoever so every penny counts.
Big THANK YOU to BLOG PRESTON and their readers for supporting this production.
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WHAT OUR AUDIENCES SAY
Peter Louch - Without doubt, as others have added, a 5* show.
Very informative and educational too.
Well done to all concerned.
5 star for me.
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.
What price justice and why should it be so ?