Meryl Streep stars in this British drama, set in 1912 and 1913, that tells the story of the suffragette movement.
This is part of a series at the Marine that celebrates 100 years of votes for women. This is in advance of our talk ‘Diane Atkinson Rise Up Women! Lives of the Suffragettes’; Diane acted as a consultant on this film.
Suffragette charts early feminism, in particular the women who went underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with the state. They were working women who had seen peaceful protest achieve very little.
Radicalised and turning to violence as the only route to change, they were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality – their jobs, their homes, their children and their lives.
Maud was one such foot soldier. The story of her fight for dignity is as gripping and visceral as any thriller, it is also heart-breaking and inspirational.
The film’s characters are laundry workers, Maud Watts (Carey Mulligan) and Violet Miller (Ann Marie Duff), shopkeeper Edith Ellyn (Helena Bonham Carter), Mrs Haughton (Romola Garai) and WSPU founder Emmeline Pankhurst (Meryl Streep). The film includes the suffragettes’ husbands Mr Watts ( Ben Wishaw), Mr Ellyn (Finbar Lynch) and Mr Haughton (Somuel West).
£4 advance, £3 advance Theatre Friends, £5.50 on the door
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