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The Dartington Hall Trust / Events / Fri 12 Oct 2018

The Cause – An overture of Rebellion and Revolt

The Cause – An overture of Rebellion and Revolt

1913. Revolution stings the air. In an orchard, two women meet in secret. Their actions have divided them. Divided a nation. Split their cause in two.

The two women are suffrage leaders and rebels: Emmeline Pankhurst and Millicent Fawcett. The Cause considers the impact that a lifetime of political campaigning has on an individual. Asking: ‘how far would you go for what you believe in?’ – and exploring the divide between the violent direct action of the suffragettes and the peaceful constitutional means of the suffragists.

Marking the centenary year of the first votes for some women in 1918, this dynamic production has an original musical score, live action and animation.

Written by Natalie McGrath, the play is directed by Josie Sutcliffe, who was previously Head of Drama at Dartington College of Arts.

Produced by Dreadnought South West

The show on 12 October at 7.30pm will be BSL interpreted.

A Dartington Live event
Dartington Live works with acclaimed artists and thinkers from around the world to tackle some of today’s very real challenges and explore the ‘big’ questions in an imaginative, innovative and transformative way. We invite you to join our journey. It will be challenging and exciting, sometimes a little controversial – but always dynamic and engaging.

In this autumn season we offer a diverse range of productions exploring activism, welcoming significant artists with strong roots in the area or who are exploring perceptions of identity.

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Event Location

Space, Studio 1

Dartington Hall Estate, Totnes, Devon

Telephone: 01803 847 070