Votes For Women!Letter bombs, arson and hunger strikes…
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We sent several letters addressed to the Prime Minister
from various locations. These letters contained chemicals which would explode when opened. I did not regret any of these actions.

“Votes for Women!”
by Jan van der Black

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First performed at Edinburgh Fringe, Scotland, 2019, Votes for Women was Polymorph’s nod to the centenary of the extension of voting rights to include women in the UK.

A typically new perspective on the Suffragette movement and one of its leading figures, Emmeline Pankhurst, the play takes a sideways look at the carefully sanitised image of the movement, and of Emmeline herself, that has grown up over the years.

The story follows Emmeline’s progress from wide-eyed teenager to the final victory only weeks before she died. She was a dedicated campaigner for a cause she took up as barely more than a child, and did not shy away from acts that would in other times be regarded as the tactics terrorism.

Letter bombs, arson, vandalism hunger strikes – all were grist to the mill of the most famous of the Suffragettes.

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