New play ‘Wrong Un’ announced
A new one-woman play telling the story of Annie Wilde, a Lancashire born suffragette, written and composed by Boff Whalley and performed by Ella Harris, ‘Wrong Un’ will open at The Big Bookend Festival on 9 June 2013 before touring festivals in association with Unite, The Union. The show will be directed by Justin Audibert.
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.
Tickets will be on sale soon.