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THE SOUND OF BREAKING GLASS
Photo: Dawn Long
By Sally Sheringham
Directed by Kate Glover
A witty new play which tells the story of the Suffragette movement through the ups and downs of one family. The metamorphosis of Mrs Emma Marland from docile wife to 'hooliganess' and hunger striker, with its inevitable effects on her marriage, gives way to a darker series of events. Emily Davison throws herself in front of the King’s Horse as the lights begin to go out all over
Europe. How will the Marland family cope in this new world?
Discussion topics for students
Earlier Historia Productions include:
A Passionate Englishman based on the life of William Penn and set in the form of a dialogue between Penn and Samuel Pepys.
An African's Blood, chronicling the epic journey through Parliament of Wilberforce's law to end the slave trade, and touching on some chilling contemporary parallels.
Judenfrei, A touching play about the sufferings of two Jewish lawyers and their families in 1938 Berlin.
Other adaptations from the works of Fanny Burney and Gerard Manley Hopkins.
Updated 12 October 2012