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Wisbech appearance for 'Rebels and Friends' production

A theatre company who enjoyed sell-out success when they previously appeared in Wisbech will be performing at the town’s Rosmini Centre next Thursday (November 21).

Stoke Ferry-based Lynx Theatre and Poetry are stopping off at the Queen’s Road venue with their play Rebels and Friends after a highly-successful tour of England with the production.
In 2017 Lynx played to a packed house in Wisbech with their play Sylvia.

Next Thursday’s production at the centre at 69A Queen’s Road gets under way at 8pm.

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Rebels and Friends (21350195)

With an election coming up, Rebels and Friends is a timely reminder of the first woman elected to Parliament 100 years ago.

She was in prison. A leader of the Dublin Easter Rising, she did not take her seat but was the first Cabinet Minister in the (then illegal) Dail. Her name? Constance Markievicz.

Her sister, Eva Gore-Booth, was a ‘radical suffragist’ – pre-dating and influencing the ‘Suffragettes’ – a trade union secretary who campaigned for peace and conscientious objectors in WW1, a poet, a mystic.

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Rebels and Friends (21350197)

Despite apparent differences, these two women were close and enjoyed a loving, telepathic relationship all their lives.

Their story is told with over 500 visual images, traditional Irish music played by Dominic Behan, Michael Coleman and Grainne Yeats, dancing choreographed by Sian Williams, Master of Dance at the Globe Theatre and choreographer of BBC TV’s Wolf Hall, and includes many of Eva Gore-Booth’s poems.

The touring production has generated praise including ‘absolutely tremendous’, ‘a fantastic play and great performances’, ‘imaginative and captivating’, ‘excellent…lots to inspire’.

Tickets are £10. For further information, or to book, visit the website at www.lynxtheatreandpoetry.org/performances or call the Rosmini Centre on 01945 474422.

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