‘Out of the Cage’ by Alex McSweeney
This all women play was 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?
This production will run for 4 nights instead of the usual three and will be at
Thursday 8th November at Ashover Village Hall
Friday 9 November at Bakewell Town Hall
Saturday 10th November at Whitworth Centre Matlock and
Sunday 11th November at Haarlem Mill, Wirksworth
Tickets available via www.ticketsource