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Taking bookings now for our new play A NECESSARY WOMAN, written to celebrate the 2018 suffrage centenary!

We are touring A NECESSARY WOMAN from March 2018. If you are a venue and you would like to book us please contact deborah@clairobscur.co.uk

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  1. Cindy Howard says:

    Morning
    Just heard about this on Radio 4 – excellent interview.

    I live in Hertfordshire, could you tell me where you are taking the play? Hopefully, a location near to me play please?

    My wishes to you all.
    Cindy Howard

  2. Jayne Woodman says:

    Would you consider performing the play at Swansea Business School? It’s something our students and staff would very benefit from seeing.

  3. Hello

    We are members of Solent Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) Supporters’ Group. We are campaigning for fair transitional payments for women born in the 1950s who have had their state pension age raised (after a lifetime of financial discrimination) with little, or no, notice. Some of us are having to wait as much as 6 years longer than expected to receive our state pensions. This year we are linking our campaign to the Women’s Suffrage Centenary, showing that women are still having to fight for fair treatment.

    On a recent visit to the Houses of Parliament, we were shown Emily Wilding Davison’s ‘cupboard’ and the plaque put there by Tony Benn and Jeremy Corbyn to commemorate her overnight stay. On Friday we are coming to see the play in Havant and a few of us will be dressed as Suffragettes. We would love to have our photo taken with your ‘Emily’ and wonder if that would be possible. You can contact us at solentwaspi@gmail.com.

    We are very much looking forward to seeing the play and hopefully meeting ‘Emily’.

    Many thanks.

    Kind regards
    Shelagh and Carolyne

    Shelagh Simmons and Carolyne Jacobs
    Joint Coordinators for Solent WASPI.

    • admin says:

      Hello Shelagh and Carolyne

      My apologies! I have only just found this email on the website. It was lovely to meet you in May and inspiring to hear about your campaign. I am glad we met and had our photo afterwards with the WASPI ladies. So sorry we had already got changed out of costume.

      We are just gearing up for the Edinburgh Fringe and I would like to offer concession rate tickets or a group discount to any WASPI ladies in Scotland that would like to see the play. I will ensure there are photo opportunities in costume this time! We will also be on the Mile – singing and marching with sashes and banners if any WASPI ladies wish to join us?!

      If you have contact for any of the ladies up there, I would be very grateful if you could pass this message on or ask them to email me: Deborah@clairobscur.co.uk or please do contact the venue directly: annie@sweetvenues.com

      With very best wishes
      Deborah (Emily)

  4. Jackie Rance says:

    Is it possible to buy a copy of A Necessary Woman?

    • admin says:

      Hi Jackie
      Thanks for your message. Apologies for the delay in responding to your message – we have only just finished our latest round of performances before the Edinburgh Festival and I am just catching up with theatre admin!

      In answer to your question, I am hoping to get A NECESSARY WOMAN published by Samuel French. They are sending a representative to see the play when we perform at the Bloomsbury Festival in October so fingers crossed and a bit of suffragette determination we might get it published by the end of the year!

      Best wishes

      Deborah

    • admin says:

      Hi Jackie

      Just a quick message to say our A NECESSARY WOMAN is being published by Methuen this month! Pre-published signed copies will be available at the Bloomsbury Festival on 20/10/18 or at Waterstones from 25/10/18.

      Best wishes
      Deborah

  5. Jackie Rance says:

    Dear Deborahy
    Thank you so much for your reply. I must echo your apology for my slow reply as we have been away and have only just picked it up. I hope that you have a successful run in Edinburgh. Excellent news about a possible publication by Samuel French. Some of. us from our area are hoping to come to your performance at Camberley in the autumn. We have been celebrating our local suffragette, Emmeline Pethick Lawrence, this year. Recently we placed a blue plaque on her former home.
    Kind regards, Jackie

  6. Jackie Rance says:

    Dear Deborah,
    Thank you so much for your reply. I must echo your apology for my slow reply as we have been away and have only just picked it up. I hope that you have a successful run in Edinburgh. Excellent news about a possible publication by Samuel French. Some of. us from our area are hoping to come to your performance at Camberley in the autumn. We have been celebrating our local suffragette, Emmeline Pethick Lawrence, this year. Recently we placed a blue plaque on her former home.
    Kind regards, Jackie

    • admin says:

      Dear Jackie
      Congratulations on getting the blue plaque for Emmeline PL – what a fantastic acvhievement! I believe Emily was great friends with the Pethick Lawrences, wasn’t she? I discovered some BFI footage of Emily on a march in June 1910 and there is a photo of her with Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst on the same day (I am sure you will have seen this photo). There are BBC Breakfast and ITV news reports about this on our FB Page: ClairObscurTheatre
      Thank you for your kind wishes and we hope to see you in Camberley!

      Have a lovely summer
      Best wishes, Deborah

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