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Musical celebrating women’s right to vote comes to Beccles

PUBLISHED: 11:23 26 September 2018 | UPDATED: 11:23 26 September 2018

The musical Suffragette! is due to appear at Beccles Public Hall. Photo: Yakety Yak Young Actors Company.

The musical Suffragette! is due to appear at Beccles Public Hall. Photo: Yakety Yak Young Actors Company.

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A new musical detailing the struggles behind the fight for the women’s vote is coming to Beccles.

Yakety Yak Young Actors Company bring Suffragette! to Beccles Public Hall, in Smallgate, on Friday October 5.

The musical tell the story of Camilla the music hall performer, Millicent Garret Fawcett, Princess Sophia Duleep Singh, Violet the mill worker, Kitty Marshall, Emmeline Pankhurst’s underground bodyguard and Christabel Pankhurst, suffragettes caught up in the bitter struggle for women’s votes.

A public hall spokesman said: “In the centenary of women’s partial suffrage, the company honour their stories in a musical extravaganza that tells of the courage, love, and determination to win a world fit for their daughters to live in.

The play is directed by Agnes Lillis and features an exceptional all female cast.

Tickets for the performance, which begins at 7.30pm, cost £10 and are available at the hall box office on 01502 770 060 or www.becclespublichall.org.uk


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