A group of Edge Hill students are bringing new punk musical Angry Birds to The Arts Centre, marking the 100th anniversary of the day that some women voted for the first time.
Angry Birds is set in a failing school when a class learn about a group of ‘posh birds’ who won the vote for women 100 years ago. But as they grasp the story they realise that the battle is still raging, and they are on the front line.
Written by award winning composer, lyricist and writer Dougal Irvine, the nationwide premiere, which will be performed by third year Musical Theatre students, coincides with the centenary of The Representation of the People Act in 1918 which paved the way to universal suffrage in 1928.
The 1918 Representation of the People Act was marked as the first time that women were able to vote in the United Kingdom, after being fought for not only by women but also men.
The University has a strong connection to the suffragette movement and Angry Birds is just one of a series of Edge Hill’s Wonder Women events, marking the 100th anniversary of some women being able to vote for the first time.
You can see Angry Birds on Thursday 13th and Friday 14th December at 7:30pm in The Arts Centre. Click here for more information and to book your tickets.