Dreadnought South West Theatre Company to bring new show The Cause to Bristol's Redgrave Theatre this Friday 6th JulyPosted on: 03 Jul 2018
Inspired by the historic Suffragette-Suffragists of the early 20th century, The Cause tells the tale of an imagined meeting between two great rebels, Emmeline Pankhurst and Millicent Fawcett, amid warnings of a revolution in Britain. Coming to The Redgrave Theatre on Friday 6th July, tickets for the show start at just £11 and can be found via the link below.
Touring from April through to December 2018, The Cause considers the impact that a lifetime of political campaigning can have on an individual. How far would you really go for what you believe in?
Marking the centenary year of the first votes for some women in 1918, this dynamic production has an original music by Sarah Moody (Devil’s Violin) and film animation by artist Catherine Cartwright, projected for beautiful visual effect.
The play has been produced and will be performed by the accomplished members of Dreadnought South West, a theatre company and charity which connects individuals and communities through the telling of fascinating stories about women. Previous Dreadnought productions include Oxygen, a play which tells the story of a group of women who walked from Land's End to Hyde Park as part of the Great Suffrage Pilgrimage in 1913.
The show at The Redgrave Theatre, as well as those on the rest of the tour schedule, will be supported and funded by Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring programme, Exeter City Council, Foyle Foundation, Ronald Duncan Foundation and Fawcett Devon.
“This play considers the impact of a lifetime of political campaigning on an individual, asking: ‘how far would you go for what you believe in?’ Many women gave up a great deal; home, family, children, and in some cases their own lives, to join the suffrage campaign. We hope that The Cause will provide a stimulus for debates on gender inequality, democracy and citizenship amongst many different groups within the communities we will visit.” - Josie Sutcliffe, Director
Tickets for The Cause: An Imagined Meeting Between Two Rebels at The Redgrave Theatre on Friday 6th April are on sale now and can be found here. For more information or to see what else is coming up at The Redgrave, visit their website.
Having moved to Bristol from Cornwall in 2015, Matt recently completed a degree in Journalism at UWE. He is keen on a wide variety of musical genres, as well as taking an interest in art and illustration, producing his own work in his spare time. Matt makes the most of Bristol's diverse nightlife and attends live music and club nights regularly. Get in touch via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.