Emily: The Making of a Militant Suffragette

Haymarket Theatre
Wote Street, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 7NW
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

An extraordinary woman pushed to extraordinary deeds. Emily Wilding Davidson died under the galloping hooves of King George's Derby horse in 1913. She was campaigning for what she believed in. This is the story of all her life and the events that led to her untimely end. Set in the context of the struggle for women to have the vote in the first half of the twentieth century, Emily resonates with questions that still challenge the world today: repression of public protest, democracy, militancy, torture, women's rights and self-sacrifice. Yet at the heart of this play is a real woman with her own hopes, frustrations, humour and beliefs.

Running time: 70mins followed by a Q+A session.