We women are outside the constitution. We are outlaws.’
A woman from Leeds, Leonora Cohen, enters the Tower of London.
Concealed under her coat, an iron bar.
She reaches the Jewel House, summons all her strength.
And smashes a glass showcase in the name of Women’s Suffrage.
On the centenary of the first General Election in which some women could vote, we celebrate the life and politics of one of Leeds’ great rebels, and the role our city played in a movement that changed our political landscape forever. Join the unstoppable women of the Suffragette Movement on an electrifying journey through the historic spaces of Leeds Civic Hall, set to a live vocal soundtrack of The Kaiser Chiefs, The Smiths, David Bowie and more.
Front Room Productions and Wrongsemble proudly present ‘WE ARE OUTLAWS: The Leeds Suffragette Story’, a new play commissioned by Leeds City Council and the Centenary Cities Project.
Friday 14th December 6pm
Friday 14th December 8pm