Watch Beverley Knight and Sharon Rose in our Sixty-Second Summary of ”Sylvia”

Sharon Rose and Beverley Knight
Sharon Rose and Beverley Knight
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We recently caught up with Sylvia stars Sharon Rose and Beverley Knight, who were both willing (and more than able) to take on our Sixty-Second Summary challenge.

Rose plays the titular role of Sylvia Pankhurst in Kate Prince’s world premiere production at the Old Vic, which was described as “a brave and vibrant hit” in a solid review from WhatsOnStage. Knight portrays Sylvia’s mother Emmeline Pankhurst in the piece, which continues its run through to 1 April.

Check out the Sixty-Second Summary below:

Alongside Knight and Rose, the cast also features Kelly Agbowu as Mrs Drummond/Mrs Savoy, Verity Blyth as Clementine Churchill/Mrs Scurr, Kimmy Edwards as Emily Davison/Lillie Hardie/Mrs Watkins, Alex Gaumond as Keir Hardie, Jade Hackett as Lady Jennie Churchill/Mrs Payne, Todd Holdsworth as Silvio Corio, Stevie Hutchinson as Lloyd George/Lord Curzon, Kate Ivory Jordan as Mrs Parsons, Hannah Khemoh as Understudy Emmeline Pankhurst, Razak Osman as Harry Pankhurst/Sir Almroth Wright, Jay Perry as Winston Churchill/George Lansbury, Kirstie Skivington as Adela Pankhurst, Ellena Vincent as Christabel Pankhurst, Bradley Charles as Lord Cromer/Richard Pankhurst/Alan and Kandaka Moore as Mrs Parsons/Sophia Singh, with Jaye Marshall, Sinead Long, Antoine Murray-Straughan and Malachi Welch in the ensemble.

The book for Sylvia is by Prince with Priya Parmar, with music by Josh Cohen and DJ Walde, lyrics by Prince, direction and choreography by Prince, set and costumes by Ben Stones, lighting by Natasha Chivers, sound by Tony Gayle, video and animation by Andrzej Goulding, wigs, hair and make-up by Cynthia de la Rosa, co-musical supervision by Mark Dickman and Leonn Meade, and casting by Stuart Burt and Oliver Scullion.

The show also features dramaturgy by Lolita Chakrabarti, additional music by Prince, additional lyrics by Tachia Newall, music production by Josh Cohen and DJ Walde, musical direction by Sean Green, voice coaching by Charlie Hughes D’Aeth, associate direction by Dannielle ‘Rhimes’ Lecointe, associate choreography by Jade Hackett, resident direction and choreography by Chris Alozie, costume supervision by Tash Prynne, props supervision by Fahmida Bakht, digital music programming by Lucy Baker-Swinburn for Switch Audio, while the musicians’ contractor is Oli Briant. Knight also serves as a creative consultant for the production.

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