Spring 2019

Venue details

The Hard Way

Louise Jordan

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+

Bleasdale Parish Hall

Thursday 25 April 2019 07:30pm

Tickets: £8 Adults / £6 Children

To book tickets call the box office: 01995 606511

The Barlow, Edgworth

Friday 26 April 2019 08:00pm

Tickets: £10 Each

To book tickets call the box office: 01204 852216

Whitworth Library

Saturday 27 April 2019 07:30pm

Tickets: £8 Each / Early bird £6 before 20th April

To book tickets call in directly or email the library:

Contact the library call centre and ask to be connected to Whitworth Library on 0300 1236703 (check library opening times). Spot On staff can take bookings over the phone on 01254 660360.

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