Showcasing Original Drama - 'Sylvia' by Lesley Strachan examines the splits in Britain's leading suffragette family 'The Pankhursts'
Sylvia sheds light on the little explored divide in the family at the heart of the suffragette movement in Britain in the early part of the 20th Century. It charts Sylvia Pankhurst’s split with her own family over the issue of class involvement in the struggle for women to get the vote - her belief that the suffrage movement should include working women was put into practice when she founded a toy factory in the East End of London. Here, she employed only women but paid them a man’s wage. Written by Lesley Strachan and directed by Colin Guthrie, Sylvia is a powerful exploration of the relationship between Sylvia, Emmeline and Christabel.
Distinct Drama by MIM presents a Lesley Strachan Production
Directed by Colin Guthrie
Written by Lesley Strachan
Sylvia Pankhurst - Helen Corbett
Emmeline Pankhurst -Jill Batty
Norah Smyth - Simona Hughes
Julia Scurr - Sheila Burbidge
Daisy Parsons - Jessica Hammett
Regina Hercbegova - Alina Baczynska
Jessie Payne - Lesley Strachan
Christabel Pankhurst -Louisa Pead
Adela Pankhurst - Jessica Hammett
Herbert Asquith - Ian Recordon
Mr Selfridge - Richard Brent
George Lansbury - Martin South
The Reporter - Jonathan Tilley
Stanley Baldwin - Matthew Flexman
Recording and Editing - Colin Guthrie
Foley - Ruth Sullivan
Original music composed and performed by Tamara Douglas-Morris
Waltham Forest Brass: Claire Cheeter, Laurence Davison, David Easey, Katie Alam, Charlie Simpson, Bill Stockwell, Katie Defoe.
Recorded on location in Islington, London.
The Distinct Drama theme was composed by Rebecca Applin and Chris Warner.
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