Youngster's tale of symbolic heroines
THE story of the suffragette movement in Britain is being played out on stage.
Fusion Youth Theatre presents its new play, Deeds Not Words, today in Grimsby.
The piece has been workshopped and created by the group over several months, with professional playwright Andy Evans stepping in to help bring all of the best ideas together into a final script.
Director Emma Nicholson said: "It has been great to see our Wednesday drama group evolve and develop as a strong team of young performers.
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"They have a real ownership of the piece and are genuinely passionate about the topic.
"Many of our youth members came along with their own research and ideas, they knew the different characters they wanted to involve and they knew how important it was to get the facts and history across to the audience while still being little artistic."
The production looks at how the Suffragette movement came to be, what the women went through to get their voices heard and what voting means to young women today.
During the show, we learn about Emmeline Pankhurst, anti-suffragists and life in prison. Anyone interested in Emmeline Pankhurst, women's suffrage and young voters in modern Britain will enjoy this production. It is also an excellent opportunity for students studying the suffrage movement.
Deeds Not Words will be performed at the Ormiston Maritime Academy (formerly Hereford School), in Westward Ho, Grimsby, today at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.
Tickets cost £5 and £4, available from the Caxton Box Theatre Office, within Grimsby Central Library, or by calling 01472 346251.
For more information, visit www.fusionyouththeatre.co .uk or contact 07884 308992. The production will then travel to the Skegness Youth Drama Festival.