ACT’s next play will be Suffragettes by Paul King, the story of the Pankhursts told from Sylvia Pankhurt’s perspective.

With original songs from the period, and with eye-wateringly bigoted speeches sadly lifted straight from historical records of the time, it is, despite the grimness of the subject matter, a rollicking yarn, a night of music and laughs and a bit of history, celebrating the spirit of those early pioneers of women’s freedom, revealing one or two surprises along the way.

We are delighted to have the support of Bradford Council for this. Suffragettes will be performed in the Banqueting Suite in Bradford Town Hall on:

  • Wednesday 27th February 2019
  • Thursday 28th February 2019
  • Friday 1st March 2019

If you’ve not seen it it’s a magnificent bit of Victorian Gothic. An amazing space. And we’ll be performing an extra show in the very marvellous St Cuthbert’s Church in Wrose, date to be arranged.

Tickets will go on sale soon.


Suffragettes is now cast, but ACT is producing plays regularly. If you’re a member you get to be part of the play choosing process. If you’re a member then you do get first consideration for parts. If you’re a member then you get invited to events and classes. You are very welcome to join. Contact us.

Welcome to ACT Bradford

Actors’ Community Theatre (ACT) has worked to encourage and develop participation in the arts in Bradford for nearly 20 years in its current form.

As one offshoot of the old Bradford Playhouse acting company ACT has roots going back decades.  Our ambition is to entertain, to educate, to encourage and to bring people together from every walk of life.

Our ambition, quite simply, is to be an asset to Bradford.