Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Banging the Drum for All Women Everywhere

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Banging the Drum for All Women Everywhere

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CONTACT Young Company working with the brilliant women of Sh!t Theatre and the People's History Museum was always going to be an intriguing project.

She Bangs The Drums explores and celebrates the history of the suffragettes and Manchester's rich heritage of radical politics. One hundred years since The Representation of the People Act gave women partial voting rights, this explosion of passion and energy would have been applauded by the Pankhursts.

The setting feels almost church-like with industrial beams and brick archways which are used to great effect with projections and bicycles adorned with twinkling lights flitting past.

A band called Powerful Women are tucked in an archway and are central to much of the performance providing great music and vocals. There is drama, poetry, spoken word, dance, comedy and so much more. …

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