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, the audition call is going out now.
Suffragettes has a lot of parts, from big dramatic speeches to solo singing parts, to small “stand at the back and don’t fall over” parts, which makes it idea for a broad range of abilities. We always welcome beginners, and we particularly welcome beginners who might, for whatever reason feel that this sort of thing isn’t for them. Theatre is for you, theatre is for everyone, so no matter where you are on your journey come and get involved.
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.