WOLVERHAMPTON LITERATURE FESTIVAL
FRIDAY 1ST - SUNDAY 3RD FEB 2019
Central Youth Theatre presents:
The Rebel against Injustice
A play about Emma Sproson - Wolverhampton’s first female Councillor, Women’s Rights Activist and Suffragette.
by Holly Parry
Thursday 31st January 2019 7.30pm
The Wolverhampton City Archives Molineux Hotel Bldg, Whitmore Hill, Wolverhampton WV1 1SF
It is Christmas time 1936. Britain has undergone significant changes politically and socially over the last 30 years. Men have returned from the Great War, Women have the right to vote, but now there are rumours of another World War on the horizon.
Late one evening, the Sproson household receive an unexpected visitor from the Express and Star Newspaper. In light of Emma’s ill health, local reporter Roberta Trew arrives to write an article about the political life of Emma Sproson or ‘Red Emma’ as she’s more commonly known, Wolverhampton’s first female councillor and political activist. As Emma takes Ms Trew through her life, she uncovers secrets about Wolverhampton that have never been told, and begins to understand the passion and determination that has driven Emma to affect lasting change in the city for future generations to come.
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