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Suffragette's story at Wisbech Library




The remarkable story of English Suffragette Hannah Mitchell will be brought to life at Wisbech Library later this month.

Actress Louise Jordan, who brought the highly-acclaimed ‘No Petticoats Here’ to libraries in 2018, plays the self-taught, self-made woman at the Ely Place library on Friday, March 27.

The production, called ‘The Hard Way - the story of Hannah Mitchell, English Suffragette’, is courtesy of The Library Presents.

The Hard Way (31502849)
The Hard Way (31502849)

It starts at 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm) and is suitable for adults and young people 16-plus.

Tickets – £8/£5/£4 – can be purchased on line at www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/arts or ask staff at the Library desk.

It’s an intimate, one woman performance of storytelling with original song which will make you laugh and cry.

The Hard Way (31502845)
The Hard Way (31502845)

Hannah Mitchell left home aged 14, exchanging one exploitative situation for another.

In 1906 she found herself face-to-face with Winston Churchill and spent time in Strangeways prison.

The show celebrates one woman’s determination to tackle power in the face of insurmountable barriers, motivated by a desire to improve life for those around her.

It tracks her from a remote hilltop farm in the Derbyshire moorlands to a Manchester city magistrate.

n Before that, on Sunday, the library presents Gulp! for children aged seven and over.

It runs for an hour from 2pm (doors open at 1.30pm) and is an extraordinary adventure about water, dripping with fun!

It’s a play about water for non-English speakers, with the story told through sounds, images and mime.

A limited number of free tickets are available in advance by emailing the librarypresents@cambridgeshire.gov.uk


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