When The Cat’s Away at Smallhythe Place
22nd September 2018
Across the country, the Suffragettes’ campaign grows ever more militant. The consequences for the activists are severe and they resort to a game of "Cat and Mouse", keeping one step ahead of the authorities. This witty drama celebrates the centenary of women finally achieving the vote in 1918. Performed by LynchPin Productions.
Fernstead, Surrey, the golden Edwardian summer of 1914. The sleepy village seems immune to the political storm clouds gathering over the Continent. But there is a more immediate conflict closer to home that is about to grab the villagers’ attention. Across the country, the suffragettes’ campaign grows ever more militant. The consequences for the activists are severe and they resort to a game of "Cat and Mouse", keeping one step ahead of the authorities.
This witty new drama written by Claire Parker is inspired by the stories and the creativity of the women who campaigned tirelessly for the vote a century ago. It continues our ‘Suffrage on Stage’ celebrations (part of the National Trust’s ‘Women and Power’ programme) as we commemorate the centenary of the Representation of the People’s Act, and the achievements of these powerful women.
£14.00 plus booking fee.
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