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“Stage Rights” brings Theatre Land of the Suffragettes to life!

To celebrate the publication of The Methuen Drama Book of Suffrage Plays, on 20th and 27th April 2013 Scary Little Girls and Naomi Paxton aim to bring the West End of the Actresses’ Franchise League alive – with Stage Rights!, a Living Literature Walk through London’s Theatre Land.

“Everybody’s talking about this fascinating 90 minute walk!” – The Independent

In groups of ten to fifteen at a time, audiences will set off on a specially prepared route through Covent Garden starting from the historic Theatre Royal Drury Lane. At intervals throughout the route, actors and actresses begin their performances as the groups draw near, engaging audience members in comic and moving moments from the struggle for Votes for Women with pieces both inspired by and directly from the plays and experiences of the Actresses’ Franchise League… With only each other and the carefully constructed printed guides to follow – audiences will discover theatrical Suffragette secrets they never knew Theatre Land had been keeping!

Start venue: The Theatre Royal Drury Lane Foyer, Catherine St, London WC2B 5JF

Dates: Saturday the 20th and 27th of April 2013

Walks depart every 20 minutes, please book onto one of the following start times:

2pm, 2.20pm, 2.40pm, 3pm and 3.20pm.

Estimated duration 90 minutes

To book: www.ticketsource.co.uk/stagerights or for enquiries call 07956 658271

In Association with Methuen Drama.