Thursday 28 February 7.30pm
Tickets: £10.00 / £7.50 (student)
[Please note seating for this event is unreserved seating]
In this hilarious and thought-provoking show about the real Northern Powerhouse, Northern Women - the sung and the unsung - stand up poet and Radio 4 regular Kate Fox asks who gets remembered and why (and why not)!
This funny, gently subversive performance / lecture uncovers the hidden history of the writers, scientists, sportswomen, politicians, protestors, musicians, innovators, activists and other heroines who represent the grit, determination and spirit of the North’s women.
Women you might have heard of include Britain’s first astronaut Helen Sharman, the first female speaker of the House of Commons, Betty Boothroyd and music hall star the inimitable Hylda Baker. Women you may not have heard of include Liverpool’s Hilda James who introduced the front crawl to the UK, Lilian Bader, one of the first black women in the RAF and “Red Ellen” Wilkinson the MP who led the Jarrow March!
“Funny and endearing with a cynicism that cuts through the whimsy” Sunday Telegraph (on Kate)
‘Kate Fox is funny, quirky and a wonderful writer’ Sarah Millican
Running Time: 80 minutes
Suitability: 12 years+
Writer and Performer: Kate Fox
Actor: Joanna Holden
Director: Annie Rigby
Musician: Natasha Haws
Film: Danielle Giddens