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Sunday 2 April 1911. Census Night.

The Government continue to ignore the burning question of female suffrage. Women up and down the Country prepare to avoid and evade the census as a protest and challenge to authority. “No Vote, no Census!” is their battle cry.
Two days before, suffragette Emily Davison has concealed herself in a cleaning cupboard, in the crypt beneath the Palace of Westminster. Emily plans a daring and courageous act in Parliament for Monday morning, but with a greater police presence and security tighter than usual, will she achieve her ambition before she is caught and returned to prison?
Clair Obscur present an imagined re-telling of what happened in the missing 42 hours…

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Touring March 2018 onwards

Friday 16 February 2018 Kino-Teatr, St Leonards, Hastings (Preview Performance)
Wednesday 7 March 2018 Caryl Churchill Theatre, Royal Holloway University 
Saturday 17 March 2018 Cranleigh Arts Centre

Monday 26 March 2018 The Houses of Parliament

Sunday 15 April 2018 The Stables Theatre and Arts Centre, Hastings
Wednesday 2 May 2018 Bedales Theatre

Wednesday 16 May 2018 Kenton Theatre, Henley-on-Thames
Friday 18 May, 2018 The Spring, Havant
Sunday 10 June 2018 The Ellen Terry Barn, Smallhythe Place
Monday 11 June 2018 Year 6 Performance, The Ellen Terry Barn, Smallhythe Place

Thursday 14 June 2018 Harrow Arts Centre

Friday 29 June 2018 The Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Monday 20 August 2018 – Sunday 26 August Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Apex Grassmarket Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2JF 

Tuesday 11 September 2018 Morpeth  – Venue TBC

Wednesday 12 September 2018 Newbiggin Maritime Centre, Church Point, Newbiggin By The Sea, NE64 6DB

Saturday 20 October  2018 The Studio, Bloomsbury Theatre, Bloomsbury Festival, 15 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AH

Saturday 10 November 2018 Camberley Theatre




A dark autumn evening in 1897. Guests gather around a drawing room fireplace to share their most intimate secrets and stories. The conversation soon turns to the subject of ghosts, ghouls and apparitions and each tale told is more chilling than the last.

The host reveals a manuscript from a locked drawer, written in faded ink by a woman from his past.She was a governess who took a position on a remote country estate to care for two young children. After a while, she is convinced they share the house with ghosts. Are these horrors real or imagined? What could they want with the children?

Nobody, until now, has ever heard her account. As the guests begin to act out the story, the atmosphere turns cold and the house begins to echo with discordant voices.


Touring Autumn 2014 onwards


1 November The Phoenix Bordon

21/22 November The Stables, Hastings


5 February Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells