As part of a programme commemorating 100 years since the grant of partial suffrage to women in 1918, the National Trust and National Archives have teamed up to recreate a series of historic locations, including the headquarters of the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU), a tea room and a police cell.
This multi-disciplinary showcase is inspired by the life of Londoner Lillian Ball, a WSPU member who was arrested, imprisoned and coerced into testifying against Emmeline Pankhurst in 1912. During your timeslot, actors will lead audiences on a suffragette mission, presenting them with a series of choices challenging their commitment to the cause. Props and staging will add authenticity to the experience; there will be replicas of suffragette newspapers and an opportunity to try a cup of authentic Edwardian milk punch, too.
According to Joe Watson, Creative Director for the National Trust, the true story behind Suffragette City 'unearths the stark choices facing those who engaged in that endeavour, and encourages our audience members to step into the shoes of Suffragette activists'.
Tickets must be booked online in advance: there are 4 timeslots per hour and 6 tickets available per timeslot. Recommended for 14+ only.
|What||Suffragette City, London Pavilion|
|Nearest tube||Piccadilly Circus (underground)|
08 Mar 18 – 25 Mar 18, Tuesday - Saturday: 12.30 - 21:00, Sunday: 12.30 - 17:00
|Website||Click here to book|