Sylvia


A modern musical celebrating the life of Sylvia Pankhurst, her pivotal role in the campaign for women's rights and the price of the passion and politics that tore her family apart.
Sylvia at The Old Vic

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Overview


Genre: Musical
Venue: The Old Vic
Starts: Saturday 1 September 2018
Closes: Saturday 22 September 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


Sylvia is co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK's arts programme for the First World War centenary, with support from the National Lottery through Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund, and from the Department for Culture Media and Sport.


An Old Vic, Sadler's Wells and ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company production, co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW.


Synopsis


Votes for Women and a fractured family at a momentous hour in British history.


100 years after the first women in Britain were granted the vote, Kate Prince combines dance, hip hop, soul and funk to shed new light on a remarkable story at the heart of the Suffragette movement.


Co-written by Kate Prince and Priya Parmar with original music by Josh Cohen and DJ Walde, Sylvia is a modern musical celebrating the life of Sylvia Pankhurst, her pivotal role in the campaign for women's rights and the price of the passion and politics that tore her family apart.


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Dates


Previews from:Saturday 1 September 2018

Press night:Thursday 6 September 2018

Closes:Saturday 22 September 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Wednesday - 2-30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm


Tickets


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Access information


Captioned Performance:

Thu 13 Sep 7:30pm


Audio Described Performance:

Tue 11 Sep 7:30pm


Cast


Delroy Atkinson - Winston Churchill and Company

Carly Bawden - Clementine Churchill, Annie Kenney and Company

Verity Blyth - Adela Pankhurst and Company

John Dagleish - Keir Hardie and Company

Jade Hackett - Lady Jennie Churchill, Edith Garrud and Company

Todd Holdsworth - H. G. Wells, Silvio Corio and Company

Izuka Hoyle - Emily Davison and Company

Beverley Knight - Emmeline Pankhurst

Genesis Lynea - Sylvia Pankhurst

Jaye Marshall - Dance Captain and Company

Tachia Newall - Lloyd George, Lord Cromer and Company

Maria Omakinwa - Ada and Company

Karl Queensborough - Harry Pankhurst and Company

Ross Sands - George Bernard Shaw, Richard Pankhurst and Company

Witney White - Christabel Pankhurst and Company

Elliotte Williams N'Dure - Flora 'The General' Drummond and Company


Creatives


Author: Kate Prince & Priya Parmar
Composer: Josh Cohen & DJ Walde
Lyricist: Kate Prince, Josh Cohen & DJ Walde
Director: Kate Prince
Designer: Ben Stones
Choreography: Kate Prince
Lighting: Natasha Chivers
Sound: Clement Rawling
Production: Old Vic, Sadler's Wells and ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company production

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