“Wrong ‘Un” – Red Ladder Theatre

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/03/2019
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Doors open 2.30pm

*Kat Yore will engage in a hosted Q&A session about the play immediately after the performance.

Tickets:  £12 online or phone 01653 696240

Wrong ‘Un is one woman musical play starring Kathleen Yore, written by Boff Whalley and directed by Rod Dixon.

Witty, warm and moving it provides a fascinating insight into wartime Britain as well as the motivation for the thousands of working class women, dubbed ‘the clog and shawl brigade’ who gave so much in the fight for the vote for all women.

The production, using series of stories and a cappella songs, charts Annie’s journey from Lancashire schoolgirl and mill worker to moving to London to join the suffrage movement and being imprisoned for direct action.

Annie builds audience rapport via a relaxed, conversational style as she takes us through her experience of protest, incarceration and the white feather campaign.

*Boff Whalley was moved to write the play after a friend told him about the discovery of a chest of artefacts. Boff said, “I was prompted to write the musical after hearing from a friend who had discovered her grandmother’s 100-year-old collection of suffragette memorabilia, letters, photograph albums and newspaper cuttings. Amongst the finds was her grandmother’s suffrage medal, awarded to those women who were imprisoned and force-fed in Holloway Gaol for taking direct action. Suddenly, something distantly historic became personal and human; and I knew I had a play to write.”