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Votes for Women and a fractured family at a momentous hour in British history.

100 years after the first women in Britain were granted the vote, Kate Prince combines dance, hip hop, soul and funk to shed new light on a remarkable story at the heart of the Suffragette movement.

Co-written by Kate Prince and Priya Parmar with original music by Josh Cohen and DJ Walde, Sylvia is a modern musical celebrating the life of Sylvia Pankhurst, her pivotal role in the campaign for women’s rights and the price of the passion and politics that tore her family apart.

Sylvia is co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, with support from the National Lottery through Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund, and from the Department for Culture Media and Sport.

An Old Vic, Sadler’s Wells and ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company production, co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW.

Customer Reviews

4.9
14 reviews
Gill
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22 Sep 2018

I went along to see Sylvia without a clear image of how it would be portrayed. It is a very unusual way of telling the panckhurst story but very powerful and entertaining. All actors were amazing with fabulous voices. The pace of the show was incredible and certain scenes v moving. Especially the one portraying the violence shown towards the suffragettes. I hope the show continues onto a longer run.

OMAR AWUAH IMD
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21 Sep 2018

AMAZING

H M Last
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21 Sep 2018

I really enjoyed the energy of the performance. I thought the singing was beautiful. The casting was well thought out. I heard about the production on the One Show and booked immediately and am so glad I did. It was also wonderful to see so many young people in the audience who obviously loved the show. I am so glad I went

Callyboo
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20 Sep 2018

It started slowly and gradually got going & got better. Loved the voices & different genres of music & singing. Beverley knights voice blew me away. The show had to be halted twice for technical issues but it didn’t faze the cast they just picked up where they left off smoothly. Learnt lots historically & I do feel that the show could be edited down as it was too long. Would definitely recommend to others. Great show.& cast.

Jane Beebe
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16 Sep 2018

The most extraordinary show. The energy from start to finish never stopped. Audience engage the happens immediately. The cast engaged you from the start. Tears and laughter and such powerful scenes taking you through every emotion. The simplicity of the set and staging made the performance so powerful. Outstanding and the best show I have seen.

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No exchanges or refunds

Cast

The Old Vic today announces the cast of SYLVIA, which will have its world premiere at The Old Vic on 11 September,

with previews from 3 September. The cast includes Delroy Atkinson, Carly Bawden, Verity Blyth, John Dagleish,

Jade Hackett, Todd Holdsworth, Izuka Hoyle, Beverley Knight, Genesis Lynea, Jaye Marshall, Tachia Newall,

Maria Omakinwa, Karl Queensborough, Ross Sands, Witney White and Elliotte Williams-N’Dure.

 

 Please note: due to prior commitments, Beverly Knight will not be appearing on Sat 8th September 2.30pm & 7.30pm

The appearance of any particular artist cannot be guaranteed. If in doubt please check with the Box Office before booking.

How Does It Work

You will receive a voucher after purchase. Please print and present on arrival.

Suitable For Children

 Age Guidance 16+

When Can I Go

05.09.2018 - 22.09.2018

Where Do I Go

The Cut, Lambeth, London SE1 8NB

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