Fresh from opening the prestigious Lighthorne One Act Play Festival on Wednesday 7 June, the cast and crew of How the Vote Was Won are protesting that the fun was over too soon. We demand the right to put on another two shows next weekend!
As the festival tickets are limited and sell out very fast, we would love to give our friends and families the chance to come and see our very funny one act play. Both the adjudicator and the festival audience enjoyed the show very much, and praised the staging, the costumes and the performances. Particular praise went to Jess for her clear direction and interpretation of the text to bring out the farcical comedy in a political piece which has a serious underlying message. Votes for Women!
Set in the living room of Horace and Ethel Cole in Brixton, London, on the day of a general women’s strike called by Suffragettes because the Government has said that women do not need votes as they are all looked after by men. All the women who have previously supported themselves agree to leave their jobs and homes and instead insist on support from their nearest male relative. As Horace’s female relatives arrive at his house one after the other, he comes to realize something must be done and rushes to Parliament, along with all the other men in London, to demand “Votes for Women” as soon as possible.
Friday 16 June New Inn Middleton Cheney 8.00pm
Saturday 17 June Village Hall, Farthinghoe 8.00pm
Tickets £6 book online