Deeds or Words? Hertfordshire women’s long road to the vote
Friday 21st September 7.30pm
Tickets £12, £10 for under 18s. Tickets can be booked via Hertford Theatre here or bought on the door.
Celebrating the centenary of women getting the vote in Parliamentary elections, community theatre company Pins & Feathers brings a new play to Letchworth Settlement. ‘The March’ is based on the stories of Hertfordshire women who fought for change – from suffragette Lady Constance Lytton of Knebworth, who endured prison and force feeding, to the non-militant suffragists who campaigned in every town and village.
Letchworth was at the forefront of the campaign for the vote, with highly active local suffrage societies and women such as Annie Besant and leading suffragette Annie Kenney having links with the town.
The play features the extraordinary Great Pilgrimage of 1913, in which hundreds of suffragists from all over the country marched to London, demonstrating peaceful mass support for the vote. On 19th July 1913 the marchers coming down the Great North Road arrived in Letchworth and held a big public meeting in Howard Park, making this a fascinating event in the town’s history.
The March is an entertaining and thought-provoking play, with music and humour, suitable for age 11 upwards. More information on the website www.pinsandfeathersproductions.com/the-march