Wiltshire Creative women recreate suffragette procession in Salisbury
Wiltshire Creative women and members of the cast and community company of Her Naked Skin recreated a suffragette procession on Thursday 13 September to publicise the theatre’s suffragette drama.
Women from Wiltshire Creative made a textile banner, in the style of banners made by suffragettes for their marches in the early 1900s. Wearing ‘Votes for Women’ sashes, a group of more than 20 Wiltshire Creative staff and members of the Her Naked Skin cast from Salisbury Playhouse to the Market Square.
The Wiltshire Creative procession culminated at the statue of Henry Fawcett opposite Debenham’s in Salisbury’s Market Square. Henry Fawcett was a Liberal MP who campaigned for women’s suffrage and his wife Millicent was memorialised with a statute in Parliament Square in London earlier this year.
Her Naked Skin runs from 5 to 20 October in the Main House of Salisbury Playhouse and marks 100 years since women won the right to vote. A community cast of local women will appear alongside the professional cast which includes Lorna Fitzgerald (EastEnders), Jane How (Separate Tables at Salisbury Playhouse) and Abigail Cruttenden (Not Going Out).
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