Coming in September 2018 - THE MARCH Deeds or Words? Hertfordshire women's long road to the vote.
Pins & Feathers' new play THE MARCH, a co-production with Hertford Theatre, will be performed at Hertford Theatre Studio 6th-8th September 2018, then touring Hertfordshire until the end of September. We are taking it to Bramfield, Buntingford, Digswell, Hitchin, Hoddesdon, Hunsdon, Knebworth House, Letchworth, Sawbridgeworth, Stevenage, Thundridge, Ware, Welwyn - and lastly to London, at St Paul's Covent Garden, the Actors' Church.
2018 sees the centenary of women being able to vote for the first time in national elections, though not all women were granted the right at that time. THE MARCH tells the story of Hertfordshire campaigners - some militant Suffragettes like Lady Constance Lytton who endured prison and force-feeding, others Suffragists who believed a democratic route, not violence, was the way to go.
A central event in the drama is the ‘Great Pilgrimage’ - a huge national march organised by the non-militant Suffragists in 1913 to demonstrate peaceful mass support for the vote. Thousands of women and men walked to London from all corners of England and Wales and many converged on the capital via Hertfordshire, making this a fascinating part of our local history. Six of our venues for the tour are in places the Pilgrimage is known to have passed through - Letchworth, Knebworth and Welwyn on the Great North Road route and Buntingford, Thundridge and Ware on the Cambridge Road route.
THE MARCH is a lively, entertaining and thought-provoking drama, performed by a talented cast of professional actors, and is based on real events and real characters who played their part in the campaign for the vote.
THUNDRIDGE VILLAGE HALL
Cambridge Road, Thundridge SG12 0TU
Saturday 22nd September 7.30pm
Tickets £10 from Thundridge Village Hall committee.
The hall has a very small car park but there is on-street parking around the village. The hall has disabled access.