Alice Hawkins – Suffragette
For International Women’s Day 2020, Peter Barratt gives a stirring and passionate account of his great-grandmother’s hard-fought campaign for the right to vote over a 100 years ago.
A shoe machinist by trade, lifelong socialist and mother of six, Alice formed the Leicester branch of the suffragette movement in 1907 following imprisonment in Holloway J*il.
Illustrated throughout by the suffrage collection still with descendants, including Alice’s sash, hunger strike medal and more. ‘Sister suffragette’ and actress Ruth Pownall adds true theatre to an unmissable spoken word show.
Edinburgh Festival Fringe show - 2019
£4.50 Tickets 0116 2532569
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