How The Vote Was Won

How The Vote Was Won

On 6 February 1918, the Representation of the People Act granted most women in Britain the vote. On the eve of the 100th anniversary, join actors and activists for a special night of drama and discussion.

Watch Cicely Hamilton and Chris St. John’s razor-sharp comedy HOW THE VOTE WAS WON – one of the most celebrated suffrage plays – in a rare staged reading.

Discover the story of how suffragettes used plays and protest to radically change our society.

And meet some of the extraordinary artists and campaigners who are driving change in our own time, continuing and challenging the legacy of the suffrage movement.

Speakers include:
REBECCA LENKIEWICZ, playwright whose suffragette drama Her Naked Skin was the first new play by a female writer to be produced on the National Theatre’s main stage
ISABEL ADOMAKOH YOUNG, actor, author, drag king and campaigner for groups including 50:50 Parliament and Sisters Uncut
SAM SMETHERS, CEO of the Fawcett Society
SUSAN CROFT, suffrage drama expert

Tickets £12 (£10 concessions)
All proceeds from the event will be donated in support of Sisters Uncut and the Fawcett Society.

Alice Hamilton

Quentin Beroud, Maya Ellis, Jack Gamble

Isabel Adomakoh Young, Jade Anouka, Laura Jayne Ayres, Elizabeth Chan, Tricia Kelly, Serena Manteghi, Georgina Rich, Ella Road, Molly Vevers

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