MAY - a play based on the life of May Billinghurst

22 November 2018, 18:30 - 20:30
Cambridge campus

May Billinghurst, seated in a wheelchair surrounded by other people including police officers

Celebrate the 100 years since women gained the vote by meeting May Billinghurst, one of those who fought for it.

In this one-woman performance, Phoebe Kemp will show May’s story of love, loss and hope.

The play uses original letters and extracts between May Billinghurst, her family, Emmeline Pankhurst and other suffragettes.

Take an in-depth look at the restrictions facing women – and journey into the unspoken nature of LGBTQI individuals, sexual repression and the restricted lives of those with disabilities.

Today, in a society where women continue to fight for their voices to be heard, Kemp returns to May's story and asks: how far have we come in 100 years?

Event organised with Cambridge City Council to mark Disability History Month and the centenary of women getting the vote.

Event Details

When:
22 November 2018, 18:30 - 20:30
Location:
Cambridge campus
Room:
LAB006
Cost:
Free
Booking:

Please book your ticket here.