Suffragette’s story starts at Trowbridge

THE moving story of May Bill­inghurst has its premiere at Town Hall Arts, Trowbridge on Thurs­­day 15th February at 7.30pm, as well as a performance at the Sal­berg Studio in Salisbury on the following night. Both are part of the Theatre Fest West programme.

Phoebe Kemp performs the solo show May, A Suffragette’s Story, which takes its audience back to when women were fighting for the vote, a century after the law was changed to include (some) women.

“We are thrilled to have been able to support Phoebe in creating this production and highlighting the incredible story of May Billing­hurst,” says Town Hall Arts director Tracy Sullivan.  “We hope that those who see this premiere, performed in the old Courtroom, will be inspired by this story of a forgotten suffragette.”

Based on factual events and characters, May gives a unique perspective on the fight for women’s rights by taking us through her personal struggles as a wheelchair-bound suffragette. The story tackles various themes.   Phoebe Kemp plays May, a strong character and a stickler for right and rights.

See it at Trowbridge on 15th at 7.30, or in the Salisbury triple bill, with Emily Souter Johnson in Polyester and Freya Bardell in Twenty Something, starting at 6.30 .

For more information,  for Trowbridge visit the website, www.townhallarts.co.uk or telephone 01225 774306, or for Salis­bury phone 01722 321744 or visit www salisburyplayhouse.com