After a quick re-heat of some Harissa Beetroot and Leeks from last week, and putting the bins out, we were off to the Old Vic to see the musical, Sylvia. The story follows the life and activism of Sylvia Pankhurst, a prominent British suffragette and socialist, and her fight for gender equality and workers' rights in the early 20th century. The production brings together a talented cast, including Beverley Knight as Sylvia, and features a vibrant fusion of dance, music and spoken word. From the suffragette rallies and political campaigns of the time, to Sylvia's personal relationships and struggles, the show captures the spirit of the era and the legacy of an inspiring figure in British history.

One of the interesting lessons was  Winston Churchill’s portion on the the suffragette movement. Initially, he was strongly opposed to giving women the right to vote and was known for his confrontational rhetoric against the suffragettes. However, over time, his views on women's suffrage began to shift, and he eventually became a supporter of the cause. This change in stance was in part due to his experiences during World War I, where women played a significant role in the war effort and were praised for their contributions. Churchill ultimately supported the Representation of the People Act in 1918, which granted some women the right to vote in parliamentary elections, although he continued to resist calls for full suffrage for all women until the 1920s.

It was throughly recommended. We were late booking and only ended up with with seats on row Z in the Dress Circle. I was worried these would make it difficult to see but they were excellent and, if we go again, I will try and book the same seats.

Home, via the Co-op, for snacks and Taskmaster reruns.

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