100 years after the first women in Britain were granted the vote, Kate Prince combines dance, hip hop, soul and funk in this modern musical which celebrates the life of Sylvia Pankhurst. to shed new light on a remarkable story at the heart of the Suffragette movement. Read More >
100 years after the first women in Britain were granted the vote, Kate Prince combines dance, hip hop, soul and funk in this modern musical which celebrates the life of Sylvia Pankhurst.
Votes for Women and a fractured family at a momentous hour in British history; Sylvia sheds new light on a remarkable story at the heart of the Suffragette movement.
Co-written by Kate Prince and Priya Parmar with original music by Josh Cohen and DJ Walde, Sylvia is a modern musical examining the remarkable life of Sylvia Pankhurst, her pivotal role in the campaign for women’s rights – and the price of the passion and politics that went on to tear her family apart.
Casting for Sylvia is to be announced.
Kate Prince is Artistic Director of ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company, which she founded in 2002. She is an Associate Artist at The Old Vic and at Sadler’s Wells, where ZooNation is a Resident Company.
Former ZooNation productions include Into The Hoods, which was the West End’s first hip hop dance show; Some Like It Hip Hop (Peacock Theatre/UK tour), Groove On Down The Road (Southbank Centre), Into The Hoods: Remixed (Sadler’s Wells/UK tour), and West Side Story (nominated for a 2011 Olivier Award).
Opening in The Old Vic’s Bicentenary season, Sylvia is co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, with support from the National Lottery through Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund, and from the Department for Culture Media and Sport.
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