Votes for Women is a three-act play by one of the leading actresses and dramatists of the early 20th century, Elizabeth Robins. The first of its kind to highlight the suffragette movement on stage, Votes for Women led the way for female-told stories and political-based plots in the early 1900s. The show follows Vida Levering, a young activist living in London, as she defends her political beliefs, first at the country home of friends, and more seriously at a rally in Trafalgar Square. Climaxing in a rousing speech, and a well-kept secret, Vida must use her wits and strength to fight for what is right in this rousing work of political theatre. Unafraid of tackling the taboo subjects that need to be addressed, Votes for Women is a brave and radically written piece, sure to leave the audience reflecting as they leave the show.
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