THE REBELLIOUS WOMEN OF WIMBLEDON
Photographs by Jon Holloway
Directed by Jonathan Humphreys
Designed by Sarah Jane Booth
Sound by Jon McLeod
Cast: Emma Denly, Valerie Antwi, Ellen Atwell
8th - 28th October 2018
A new play about the Suffragettes in Wimbledon, produced by Attic Theatre Company.
Off West End Award nomination 2018 for Most Promising New Playwright (Beth Flintoff)
Off West End Award nomination 2018 for Best Actress (Emma Denly)
‘Welcome everyone. Do take a seat, and enjoy the refreshments.
We’re here tonight to talk about the cause of women.
Quite simply, we’re here to change the world.’
Centring on the remarkable story of Wimbledon residents Rose Lamartine Yates and Edith Begbie, this new play was an impassioned, unsentimental and sharp-witted tribute to the Suffragette cause in the centenary year.
“My infant son is eight months old…when the boy grows up he might ask me, ‘What did you do, mother, in the days of the women’s agitation, to lay their grievances before the Prime Minister?’”
A cast of three women, a handful of props and original music, brought the incredible story vividly to life. The play was performed in Wimbledon Library before touring South West London.
For more details about the tour, please click here.
Produced by Attic Theatre Company
This project is funded by Arts Council England and Heritage Lottery Fund.