By Beatrice Hyde
Directed by Anastasia Revi
Old Fire Station, Oxford 8th- 12th February
Esher Theatre, Esher, Surrey, 24th-25th February
Waterside Arts Centre, Sale, Mancheste 8th March, International Women’s Day
Emmeline follows the journey of the inspirational leader of the Suffrage movement on her life’s mission to achieve the vote for women. Delving into the dynamics of the Pankhurst family, Emmeline explores the tensions that arose between her and her daughter Sylvia on militant tactics and social values, emblematic of the conflicts that divided the movement. Does the end justify the means? Should the cause come first, no matter the personal cost?
A story of the courage and sacrifice of the Suffragettes, their struggle and exaltation, and their undying determination that made history.
A story to inspire the country to continue the fight for human emancipation.
March on, March on, Face to the Dawn, the Dawn of Liberty!
For more information please visit the Emmeline Website
Georgie Rhys | Emmeline Pankhurst
Beatrice Hyde | Sylvia Pankhurst
Rujenne Green | Christabel Pankhurst
Lydia Vie | Adela Pankhurst, Ensemble
Beatrice Cavicchioni | Annie Kenny, Ensemble
Matthew Wade | Keir Hardie
David Furlong | Mr Lloyd George, Workhouse Owner, Ensemble
Alexis Danan | Philip Snowdon, Sir Edward Grey, Mr Asquith, Ensemble
Matt Weyland | Churchill, Richard Pankhurst, Judge, Ensemble
Sevi Filippidou | Emily Wilding Davison, Annabelle, Noemie, Ensemble
Christiana Maycea | Girl with Newspaper, Warden, Ensemble
Creative and Production Team
Director | Anastasia Revi
Writer | Beatrice Hyde
Producers | Martina Reynolds, Velenzia Sperapoint
Set designer | Maira Vazeou
Lighting designers | Jonathan Chan (Oxford), Brett Kasza (Esher and Manchester)
Movement director | Phoebe Stapleton
Costume designer | Tamara Amalie Andersen
Composer and sound designer | Annabelle Brown
Stage Manager | Isabel Sanchez
Assistant Stage Manager | Rachel Verhoef
Director’s PA | Sevi Filippidou
Social Media and marketing manager | Alexa Kormari
Production Photography | Yiannis Katsaris
Website | Rafael Anargyros- Tsantes
Film maker & Editor | Steve Sklair
Second Camera | Julann Smyth
Film Technical Support | Gareth Starkey, Waterside Arts
Trailer Editor | Carlo Anghel-Haltrich
Every element of this production was so well thought out and meticulously refined to create a cohesive masterpiece.
LONDON THEATRE AND OTHER THINGS *****
Having watched this thought-provoking play, one is left reflecting on the divisions, obstacles and sacrifices that come with wanting to transform society, yet the need for change remains. This is a very fine achievement which deserves to be seen. Time and again, there are incredible visual moments as director, Anastasia Revi, creates breathtaking images.
LONDON LIVING LARGE *****
Overall this play was brilliant from its costumes to its political messaging and is perfect for any young budding feminist to learn their heritage.This was a fantastic debut for Beatrice Hyde with writing on par with that of the National Theatre. Compelling, emotional and captivating.
FAIRY POWERED PRODUCTIONS *****
A thoughtful, well-researched and compelling production.
LONDON THEATRE AND OTHER THINGS LDN ****
This is an important, informative and entertaining production that everyone should see.
BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE
“Ironically, without those like Emmeline and her daughters, who willingly devote their lives to a cause, social progress could not happen. In this case, women would not have the rights they have today, even if there is still a away to go […] This play is an impressive debut for Beatrice Hyde, but also a production that I would highly recommend for anyone with an interest in 20th Century history, women’s rights and psychological drama”.
“Direction was impressive, given the sheer intensity of the plot, and coordination of all the different aspects of the production.”
“I loved the use of the background presence of an actor portrayed as the “heroic woman” motif throughout the play, representing the movement and its ups and downs. This was inspired by an illustration on the front page of an original
Sarah Dewing, Chair of the EMILY DAVISON MEMORIAL PROJECT