Sylvia vs the Fascists
‘Breathe Out Theatre’ presents Sylvia vs the Fascists
Written and directed by Rob Johnson, performed by Emma Laidlaw
‘Politics is far more dangerous than war. In war you only get killed once.’ (Winston Churchill)
1930s England. As the British government strikes bargains with Hitler and Mussolini the nation’s own fascists are on the march. While the authorities turn a blind-eye to the threat, one person is ready for battle.
Sylvia Pankhurst: Feminist. Activist. Champion of Justice. Enemy of her Family. Enemy of the State!
Sylvia vs the Fascists tells the story of Sylvia Pankhurst, who stood up against a British Establishment so afraid of revolution that it appeased the fascists on its own doorstep.
A surreal, unconventional, and comic retelling of a tumultuous period in our recent history. The story of one woman’s fight-back that’s as relevant today as it was back in the day.
There will be a Q&A discussion with Emma and Rob after the show
Date: 12 October 2022
Start time: 20:00 BST
End time: 22:00 BST
Venue: Goostrey Village Hall – Main Road, Goostrey, Cheshire, CW4 8PE
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