From a remote hilltop farm in the Derbyshire moorlands to Manchester city magistrate – The story of Hannah Mitchell.
The Hard Way is a one-woman show of storytelling with song by acclaimed musician and composer Louise Jordan.
With two weeks formal schooling behind her and through her sheer force of character, Hannah escapes domestic drudgery to become a campaigner, speaker, writer, suffragette, councillor and finally a magistrate.
A self taught, self-made woman, Hannah left home aged 14, exchanging one exploitative situation for another. In 1906 she found herself face to face with Winston Churchill at a public meeting and spent time in Strangeways prison.
This show celebrates one woman’s determination to take power in the face of insurmountable barriers, motivated by a desire to improve life for those around her.
Suitability: Suitable for ages 14+