It is 1918 and Parliament is poised to grant what the suffragettes have been fighting for votes for all women. After years of direct action, imprisonment and force-feeding, it seems their time has come.

A hundred years later, we can definitely say that our time has come.

We’ve got the vote and the pill – we’ve never had it so good. And we’re moving forward…

Convicts and Lunatics is an amusing and thought provoking double bill spanning hundred years of wayward women with dangerous ideas.

Featuring Red Ladder Theatre Company’s critically acclaimed one-woman musical drama, followed by feminist comedy dance at its best, by up and coming Gracefool Collective.

Wrong’Un, A Suffragette’s Story by Boff Whalley is set in February 1918 where Parliament is poised to grant what the suffragettes have been fighting for- votes for all women. After years of direct action, imprisonment and force-feeding, it seems their time has come. This is the story of a Lancashire mill-girl on her journey from schoolroom to prison cell and beyond.

This really is too much is outlandish and highly entertaining, this piece of dance theatre by Gracefool Collective delves into a world of farcical stereotypes and preposterous power struggles. Watch four characters bend over backwards in an attempt to be 3-dimensional, high definition, water-drinking, salad-eating, moisturizing WO-men in modern society.

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Last session: Wed 22 Mar 2017 at 8:00 PM - This event has now passed
Derby Hall

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