Shoulder To Shoulder – Suffrage Project

Shoulder To Shoulder
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I’m hoping over this centenary period there’s a whole set of events can be used to honour what they’ve done, also in order to highlight the need for continued advocacy.”
Dr Helen Pankhurst

Throughout 2018, there have been many special anniversaries marking events in the journey for the rights of women in British society.  To celebrate and mark these anniversaries, venues, theatre companies and community groups from across Oxfordshire, Milton Keynes and Northamptonshire have come together to create five new exciting performances that seek to measure the impact of the last 100 years of social and political change for women – from the Suffragettes to the #MeToo movement.

MK Literature Festival

This performance showcases the one of the projects that have been developed in Milton Keynes.  Paper Birds (one of the UK’s leading verbatim-based theatre companies) have been developing a new play with Peppers Ghost inclusive theatre company that explores women’s attitudes and feelings towards democracy now. Do women now feel included, empowered and listened to?

Stantonbury Theatre

This performance showcases the 2 projects that have been developed in Milton Keynes.  Paper Birds (one of the UK’s leading verbatim-based theatre companies) have been developing a new play with Peppers Ghost inclusive theatre company that explores women’s attitudes and feelings towards democracy now. Do women now feel included, empowered, listened to?   Stantonbury School & Zoo Co Theatre Company (an award winning contemporary theatre ensemble with a strong visual aesthetic) have created a new piece that explores the suffragettes and their legacy in a ‘total theatre’ style.

Royal and Derngate Theatre

To mark this year’s anniversary of 100 years since Parliament passed a law which first allowed women to vote, Royal & Derngate, The Play’s The Thing Theatre Company and Cornerstone Arts Centre have been working with local professional theatre companies and local community groups to create four new performances and an installation that seek to measure the impact of the last 100 year of social and political change for women. Royal & Derngate’s own community theatre group The Actors Company will also perform in this uplifting festival of new commissions.

MK Literature Festival

Sunday 23rd September 2018 at 9.15pm

Visit MK Literature Festival to book tickets.

Stantonbury Theatre

Friday 5th October 2018 at 7.30pm

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Royal and Derngate Theatre

Sunday 21st October 2018 at 3.30pm, 4.30pm, 6.00pm and 7.00pm

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Cornerstone Arts Centre

Tuesday 16 October 2018 at 7:30pm

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Dates
23rd Sep 2018 9:15 pm
5th Oct 2018 7:30 pm
16th Oct 2018 7:30 pm
21st Oct 2018 3:30 pm
21st Oct 2018 4:30 pm
21st Oct 2018 6:00 pm
21st Oct 2018 7:00 pm
Prices
MK Literature Festival £5.00
Stantonbury Theatre: Full Price £10.00
Stantonbury Theatre: Concession £8.00
Cornerstone Arts Centre: Full Price £10.00
Cornerstone Arts Centre: Concession £8.00
Cornerstone Arts Centre: Members £8.00
Cornerstone Arts Centre: Family £32.00
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Milton Keynes Community Foundation