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7pm Friday 12 June 2015
Crossroads Women’s Centre, 25 Wolsey Mews,
Kentish Town, London NW5 2DX
£3.50 unwaged & low-waged £7 higher waged
no one turned away for lack of funds
or 020 7482 2496
S Y L V I A
Pankhurst has been called “the greatest Englishwoman of the twentieth
century”. SYLVIA tells the story of her youth, starting in her
childhood in a radical Man¬chester family when she longed to become an
artist “in the service of social betterment” and won three art
scholarships, including one to Venice.
But, after her mother and sister had founded the Women's Social and
Political Union, she gave up her art to rouse the women of the East End
to fight for the vote.
Christabel threw her out of the W.S.P.U. because of her
socialist ideas, but it was Sylvia who forced Asquith, the Prime
Minister, to see a delegation of working women, and to concede that
their argument was “moderate and well-reasoned”.
SYLVIA is a one woman show played against a background of 250
slides, including photographs taken specially on location in England and
Europe; original photographs of almost all Sylvia's paintings; and
photographs gathered from nine local, national and international picture
libraries, showing some of the leading figures, events and places of the
This performance will be followed by an audience discussion led by
Jacqueline Mulhallen, the author and actress, and Kate Connelly, Sylvia
Pankhurst’s most recent biographer.
Lynx Theatre and Poetry first performed SYLVIA in 1987. It played
for more than 100 performances in theatres, art centres, schools and
other venues across England and Ireland, and there has been constant
demand for its revival. Now Lynx is supporting a new updated production,
but with the original actress still playing Sylvia.
The play can be booked for performance at schools or public venues
by contacting Lynx Theatre and Poetry at firstname.lastname@example.org, or
by phone at 01366 500799.