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Deeds with Words and Ada Campe: Too Little, Too Soon (double bill)

21st July 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us for an evening with researcher, broadcaster and performer, Naomi Paxton, MC of Museums Showoff and Stand Up at the V&A, and an occasional presenter of BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking programme.

6.30pm: A rare glimpse into some political, feminist theatre from over a century ago, with some script in hand play readings with Naomi and our rep company. In 1908 the Actresses’ Franchise League and Women Writers’ Suffrage League were founded, bringing together theatre professionals who wanted to support the Votes for Women movement through their work. They commissioned, produced and performed suffrage theatre and entertainments across the UK, seizing the opportunity to make new work that responded to the many issues and ideas at the heart of the suffrage campaign.

7.30pm – 8.30pm: Join us in The Drapery’s garden and bar, where there will be wonderful vegan Middle Eastern snacks for sale!

8.30pm: Ada Campe: Too Little, Too Soon. Variety artiste Ada Campe decided to do some research into her family history during lockdown – and was delighted and intrigued by what she found! Join her for a show about wonderful women, surprising secrets, and amphibian water ballets.

‘Very funny’ Guardian

‘Fabulous’ ScotsGay

‘Genius’ Sandi Toksvig

‘Extravagantly mischievous’ Chortle

‘A marvellous teller of tall tales’ Scotsman

‘Resembles an unhinged super-villain’ DIVA

Winner 2019 Good Egg Award, Stand Comedy Club

Winner 2018 Hackney Empire New Act of the Year Show (NATYS)

Winner 2018 Leicester Square Theatre Old Comedian of the Year

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This event is a part of our Mayven Festival


21st July 2022
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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The Drapery
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