Making Contact: Our Transformation Find out more
Directed by Louise Mothersole and Rebecca Biscuit (Sh!t Theatre)

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.

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, we delve 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.

Please note that this show contains strong language and sexual references.

This event takes place at the Museum of Science and Industry

Museum of Science and Industry, Liverpool Road, Manchester M3 4FP.

Box office: 0161 274 0600

Reviews

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

Manchester Evening News

Review  provided to Manchester Evening News by Amanda Dunlop.

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

North West End

‘An intelligent and moving piece of theatre’

Manchester Theatre Awards

‘Bold, brave and anarchic’

Frankly My Dear

    ‘One of the best pieces of theatre we have seen in along time. Not ‘best by young people’, but best – period.’

    Creative Tourist

      ‘Grabs hold of history and gives it a good shake’

      Circle and Stalls

      Credits

      Presented by Contact Young Company and People’s History Museum, in association with the Museum of Science and Industry.
      This event is supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.
      Part of Wonder Women Festival 2018.

      Post-show discussions

      Fri 9 Mar (7pm)

      Hebe Reilly (Assistant Director)
      Cast members (Miray & Tom)
      Cheryl Martin (Lead Artist)
      Megan Griffith (Girl Gang)
      Jenny Mabbott (People’s History Museum)

      Sat 10 Mar (2pm)

      Rebecca Biscuit (Co-Director Sh!t Theatre)
      Cast members (Bryony and Ruby)
      Sarah Sayeed (Sound Designer)
      Liz Thorpe (People’s History Museum)

      Sun 11 Mar (7pm)

      Louise Mothersole (Sh!t Theatre)
      Cast members (Ciara and Ewan)
      Prof Krista Cowman (academic consultant on Suffragette film / guest facilitator)
      Speaker from Future Fires (TBC)

      • Price
        £13 / £7 concessions 
      • Venue

        Museum of Science and Industry, Liverpool Road, Manchester M3 4FP.

      • Ages
        Over 14s
      • Running
        Approx. 80min
      • Booking info

        Post-show discussions on Fri 9 Mar, 7pm I Sat 10 Mar, 2pm I Sun 11 Mar, 7pm.

      • Genre

      Credits & Partners