CYC: She Bangs The Drums

It’s 100 years since the Representation of the People Act (1918) passed into law, bringing with it full voting rights for men, and partial voting rights for women.

As part of this landmark year in 2018, we delved into Manchester’s rich local history – from the Suffragettes to the Chartists – exploring familiar voices, and some that you may never have heard before.

Expect comedy, plenty of politics and Manc pride, as CYC reflect on history and the possibilities for the future.

A young woman in suffragette clothes jumps in the street joyfully
5 Stars

‘Cheeky, charming and incredibly poignant, this is a celebration of women everywhere, past and present.’

Manchester Evening News

5 Stars

‘A fierce + polished depiction of Manchester’s proud suffragette and socialist history’

North West End


Directed by Louise Mothersole and Rebecca Biscuit (Sh!t Theatre). Presented by Contact Young Company and People’s History Museum, in association with the Museum of Science and Industry. Supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Part of Wonder Women Festival 2018.


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