23 Jan – 8 Apr 2023

Old Vic

Sylvia - The Old Vic - Photo by Chantel King
Sylvia – The Old Vic – Photo by Chantel King

Beverley Knight (The Drifters Girl, Sister Act) plays Emmeline Pankhurst and Sharon Rose (Hamilton, Motown the Musical) plays her daughter, the lesser-known Pankhurst at the heart of the Suffragette movement, in this revolutionary story that celebrates the life of Sylvia Pankhurst – feminist, activist, pacifist, socialist, rebel – who changed the lives of working women and men across the world.

Following its 2018 run as a work-in-progress, Kate Prince’s Sylvia is back where it all began for its world premiere, uniting dance, hip-hop, funk, and soul to shine a light on a remarkable moment in history, with original music by Josh Cohen and DJ Walde.

Sylvia is directed and choreographed by Kate Prince, the book is by Kate Prince with Priya Parmar and lyrics by Kate Prince.

NEED TO KNOW: Sylvia is at the Old Vic from 27 Jan – 8 Apr 2023