Fine Line in association with Robyn Keynes present a World Premiere
Park Theatre, London
20th January – 14th February 2015, 7.45pm
We ain’t goin’ back, we’re movin’ on. We’re pullin’ the plug. These roarin’ machines’ll grind to a halt. We’re standin’ by our lathes. We’re makin’ our demands. Equal rights. Equal pay.
★★★★ ‘the story is filled with energy and emotion and the abstract, almost dance-inspired portrayal of the women handling the heavy machinery is unusual and impressive’ (The Stage)
★★★★ ‘Honest physical power and vitality. Movement director Simon Pittman has created a discordant, striking second half that brings the exhausting plight of these characters to the fore … The tension of this act – as various components of the striking women mimic their surrounding machinery by bending, breaking and straining against the pressure – is palpable and utterly encapsulating’ (Whats On Stage)
★★★★ ‘an emotional and stark reminder of the sacrifices that women made … for the war’ (London Theatre)
‘a moving tribute to the Silvertown munitionettes. Neatly choreographed by Simon Pittman’ (Evening Standard)
‘some sharp movement sequences choreographed by Simon Pittman’ (Timeout)
Inspired by the munition women of Silvertown, London during the First World War, Out Of The Cage tells the story of women’s courage, dignity and hope, fired in the crucible of war.
Early spring 1916, before the slaughter of the Somme, munitionettes all over London met in secret to decide the fate of thousands of fellow co-workers. Their choice was simple: stand up to the belligerent attitude of male workers and an intractable government or forever be seen as second-class citizens of the Empire.
Were they dangerous and disruptive elements undermining their country at a time of war, or inspiring visionaries of a better world prepared to fight for a fairer future?
See more at: http://parktheatre.co.uk/whats-on/out-of-the-cage#sthash.IZHnWgp5.dpuf
Images by Richard Davenport.