Fight for female rights

The Sistren
The Sistren

Amazing comedy drama The Sistren is on its way to Hemel featuring three extraordinary players in the fight for women’s rights.

Mary Wollstonecraft, Claudia Jones and Emma Lloyd Sproson are the focus as the comedy drama rolls into The Old Town Hall on Tuesday June 24.

Mary Wollstonecraft is seen as the founder of modern feminism through her book, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman and mother to Mary Shelley (author of Frankenstein) (1759 – 1797).

Claudia Jones, founder of the first Black British weekly newspaper, is considered by many to be the ‘mother’ of the Notting Hill Carnival (1915 – 1964).

And Emma Lloyd Sproson was a suffragette, suffragist and Wolverhampton’s first female councillor (1867 – 1936).

Written by Therese Collins and featuring Pamela Cole-Hudson (Gazebo, Catcher Media) as Mary and Tonia Daley-Campbell (Jamaica 50, Black Hill, Araba’s Song - A Slave’s Story) as Claudia, and Therese (Women & Theatre, Foursight ,Talking Birds) as Emma, this play is described as ‘compelling, powerful and very funny’.

The three stalwarts are drawn together, in their afterlife, to help another woman in her hour of need, in the modern age.

Drama, comedy, confrontation, grief, honesty and comradery follow in this play from Gazebo Theatre, which will appeal to both women and men!