Wimbledon Will Debut Play Highlighting Suffragettes' Struggle

Drama specially commissioned to coincide with vote centenary

The world premiere of The Rebellious Women of Wimbledon, a new play about the suffragettes by historical dramatist Beth Flintoff, is to take place in Wimbledon in October.

This specially commissioned new play, produced to coincide with the centenary of women’s right to vote, centres on Wimbledon resident Rose Lamartine Yates, and the suffragettes of South West London.

Merton-based Attic Theatre Company will bring the audience into a suffragette meeting and, with a cast of three women, a handful of props and original music, bring this incredible story vividly to life in an impassioned, unsentimental and sharp-witted tribute to the suffragette cause.

The cast is: Valerie Antwi will play local activist Rose Lamartine Yates. Valerie recently appeared in Mary Stuart at the Duke of York’s Theatre in the West End and in The Merchant of Venice at the Orange Tree Theatre.

Emma Denly will play Edith Begbie. Emma recently appeared in The Rivals at the WatermillTheatre and The Woman in the Moon at Shakespeare’s Globe.

Ellen Attwell will play Bertha Lorsignol. Ellen currently appears in Vanity Fair on ITV.

The drama's debut takes place in Merton Arts Space, at the back of Wimbledon Library, before it goes on tour. For a number of the performances, the audiences ‘pays what it likes’ for the show.

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8th – 13th Wimbledon Library, SW19 7NB 7.30pm (except Saturday 13th, 1pm PWYL*) – Book tickets

15th Tara Arts, Earslfield, SW18 4ES, 7.30pm – Book through Tara Arts

23rd Durning Library, Kennington SE11 4HF, 7pm – Book tickets

24th Morden Library, SM4 5DX, 3pm (PWYL*) – Purchase tickets on the door
25th West Barnes Library, KT3 6JF, 3pm (PWYL*) – Purchase tickets on the door

26th Mitcham Library, CR4 2YR, 2.30pm (PWYL*) – Purchase tickets on the door

26th Balham Library, SW12 8QY, 7pm – Book tickets

27th Upper Norwood Library, SE19 1TJ, 7pm – Book tickets

28th Scout Hut Raynes Park, SW20 0SX, 2pm (PWYL*), 2pm - Book tickets

£14.50/£12.50 concessions

PWYL - PAY WHAT YOU LIKE. For these performances turn up and pay on the door.

Buy Tickets: Online attictheatrecompany.com.

September 18, 2018