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Salon de la Vie – Suffrage on Stage

June 3 @ 7:30 pm - 7:50 pm

Donations welcome!

It’s 1908. Over dinner at a table at the Criterion Restaurant in London, two actresses hatch a plan…

No longer content with ‘adding to the gaiety of the nation while suffering from great wrongs arising out of sex disability’, the time had come for change… The Actresses Franchise League was born and soon boasted such names as Ellen Terry, Cicely Hamilton, Edith Craig, JM Barrie and George Bernard Shaw amongst its supporters. These suffragette sisters used the tricks of the trade to help win the vote!

At our Salon celebrating them, our host will regale you with songs and script from their campaigns. Join in and speak your mind in a singalong with your sisters, and use our songsheet above to join in on the night! Huge thanks to the supremely talented Claire Ingleheart for this recording of ‘Let Us All Speak Our Minds’ to help you learn the tune!

Salon de la Vie is Scary Little Girls’ contribution to fun and feminism in a time of COVID-19!

Our fortnightly 15 -20 minute extravaganzas of songs, storytelling, merriment and conversation, focus each time on an awe-inspiring, remarkable and brave woman from the world of film, music, literature and history, drawing parallels with the achievements of activists today, to celebrate how people positively embody the change they want to see in the world, for themselves and for others. We’re super proud that each salon has a custom illustration provided by the wonderful Jacky Fleming.

Scary Little Girls is a vibrant, hard-working production hub whose commitment and passion for theatrical and artistic storytelling is borne out by the variety of scary little work we have created and the support we have from our scary little artists and audiences.

Come along every other Wednesday evening to join in with our singing, celebration and joy!

We’d like to thank our amazing funders Arts Council England, Cornwall Council and Feast for supporting this project

Details

Date:
June 3
Time:
7:30 pm - 7:50 pm
Cost:
Donations welcome!