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
Coming to a Theatre near you
Cramphorn Studio - Chelmsford
Chelmsford City Theatres
Friday 7th September : 7.45pm
Saturday 8th September : 7.45pm
The Albany Theatre
Coventry, CV5 6JQ
Friday 14th September : 7.30pm
Saturday 15th September : 7.30pm
The Harris Museum, Preston
The Harris Museum
Thursday 18th October - 6pm
THE STANWIX Theatre, Carlisle
The Stanwix Theatre
Sat 10th Nov - 7pm
Booking info to follow
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 ?