A Necessary Woman

Date and time: 

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 11:45 to Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 11:45


Venue 18 Sweet Grassmarket, Apex Grassmarket Hotel, EH1 2HS

Census night, 1911. Suffragette Emily Davison is hiding in a cleaning cupboard, in the crypt beneath the Palace of Westminster. Emily plans a daring and courageous act in Parliament for Monday morning, but with a greater police presence and security tighter than usual, will she achieve her ambition before she is caught and returned to prison? Written and performed by Deborah Clair and Philippa Urquhart to celebrate the 2018 suffrage centenary. Directed by Dominique Gerrard. A Necessary Woman has been performed in Parliament to rave reviews and was recently featured on BBC Woman's Hour with Jane Garvey.

Anyone at Edinburgh Fringe get along and see.... then encourage folks to come to Morpeth (11/09) or Newbiggin (12/09) when it comes to Northumberland to mark the unveiling of a statue to Emily Wilding Davison in #CarlislePark