100 years after the first women in Britain were granted the vote, Kate Prince combines dance, hip hop, soul and funk to shed new light on a remarkable story at the heart of the Suffragette movement. SYLVIA is a modern musical celebrating the life of Sylvia Pankhurst, her pivotal role in the campaign for women’s rights and the price of the passion and politics that tore her family apart.
In its 200th Birthday year The Old Vic is marking the 100th anniversary of the first women in Britain being given the vote with the world premiere of SYLVIA. Earlier in 2018 The Old Vic also commissioned a set of monologues for One Hand Tied Behind Us, curated by Maxine Peake, as part of its Bicentennial One Voice Season.
Supporting the Mayor’s #BehindEveryGreatCity campaign to celebrate the centenary of the first women winning the right to vote and tackle gender inequality in London.