written by Kate Miller
directed by Richard Syms
Director Richard Syms brings a new play, written for this year’s centenary of women getting the vote and celebrating the suffrage campaigners of Hertfordshire.
It’s 1910 and Cissy Walters has had enough. While her mother Georgina works tirelessly with the Herts Women’s Suffrage Society, Cissy is convinced the time for letter writing is over. She is going to follow in the footsteps of militant Suffragette Lady Constance Lytton of Knebworth, who endured prison and force-feeding. But what will be the cost to Cissy and her family…?
The March explores the story of those who fought for the vote and features the extraordinary Great Pilgrimage of 1913, in which suffragists from all over the country marched to London. They passed through Hitchin on 21st July 1913, demonstrating peaceful mass support for the vote and showing the power of women on the move.
The March, from local community theatre company Pins & Feathers, is an entertaining and thought-provoking drama, suitable for age 11 upwards.