Tales of suffragettes and Leeds United in Belle Isle

The acclaimed Red Ladder Theatre Company are bring two plays to south Leeds in November.

Wrong ‘Un has been described as a “one-woman suffregette musical.”

Its February 1918, and after several decades of protest and four years of bloody war Parliament is poised to grant what the suffragettes have demanded and fought for – votes for all women. After years of direct action, arrest, imprisonment and force-feeding, it seems their time has come.

Wrong ‘Un tells of the adventures of Annie Wilde, a Lancashire mill-girl galvanised by a rousing mixture of injustice, conviction, self-doubt and fear on her journey from schoolroom to prison cell and beyond in a musical drama that draws on class, privilege, hope and disappointment in wartime England.

You can see Wrong ‘Un on Tuesday 14 November at BITMOs GATE centre, Aberfield Gate, off Belle Isle Road, LS10 3QH. Tickets are just £3.

 

Then on Wednesday 29 November just up the road, Belle Isle Working Men’s Club hosts a performance of The Damned United.

1974. Brian Clough, the enfant terrible of British football, tries to redeem his managerial career and reputation by winning the European Cup with his new team. Leeds United. The team he has openly despised for years, the team he hates and which hates him. Don Revie’s Leeds.

Originally co-produced with the West Yorkshire Playhouse, The Damned United takes you inside the tortured mind of a genius slamming up against his limits, and brings to life the beauty and brutality of football, the working man’s ballet.

 

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