Friday 8th March 7:30pm
Mrs Pankhurst’s Players present SHREW
“My tongue will tell the anger of my heart, or else my heart concealing it will break.”
To mark International Women’s Day 2019, Mrs Pankhurst’s Players present their feminist adaptation of Shakespeare’s controversial play about marriage, gender and greed.
Described by George Bernard Shaw as …’altogether disgusting to modern sentiments”, this radical adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most contentious plays uses Kate’s story to explore what it means to be trafficked into a forced marriage….
Mrs Pankhurst’s Players is a staff and student feminist theatre collective established in June 2018. Emerging out of the University’s Drama programme, their first production was a revival of Elizabeth Robins’ landmark play, Votes for Women! This performance of SHREW is a new adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic, The Taming of the Shrew. This premiere performance at the Arts Centre marks the launch of the collective’s first UK tour.
Women’s fayre from 5pm in The Red Bar:
Stalls include: meet The Pankhurst Players, Edge Hill University SU and Period Poverty.
Tickets: £10 / £8 concessions / Free for EHU Students with Arts Centre Membership