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“The great virtue of the show is that it captures both the internal and external struggles women faced in campaigning for the vote… by a cast who sing, dance and act with exemplary commitment” – The Guardian 

“Fierce, funny and astonishingly powerful” – Stylist

Votes for Women and a fractured family at a momentous hour in British history. 100 years after the first women in Britain were granted the vote, Kate Prince combines dance, hip hop, soul and funk to shed new light on a remarkable story at the heart of the Suffragette movement.

Co-written by Kate Prince and Priya Parmar with original music by Josh Cohen and DJ Walde, SYLVIA is a modern musical celebrating the life of Sylvia Pankhurst, her pivotal role in the campaign for women’s rights and the price of the passion and politics that tore her family apart.

SYLVIA is co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, with support from the National Lottery through Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund, and from the Department for Culture Media and Sport.

An Old Vic, Sadler’s Wells and ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company production, co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW.

Recommended for ages 10+

Creative Team

Kate Prince & Priya Parmar Book
Josh Cohen & DJ Walde Music
Kate Prince, Josh Cohen & DJ Walde Lyrics
Kate Prince Director & Choreographer
Ben Stones Designer
Natasha Chivers Lighting
Clement Rawling Sound
Josh McKenzie Musical Director & Band Leader
Jessica Ronane CDG Casting


Delroy Atkinson Winston Churchill and Company
Carly Bawden Clementine Churchill, Annie Kenney and Company
Verity Blyth Adela Pankhurst and Company
John Dagleish Keir Hardie
Jade Hackett Lady Jennie Churchill, Edith Garrud and Company
Todd Holdsworth H. G. Wells, Silvio Corio and Company
Izuka Hoyle Emily Davison and Company
Beverley Knight Emmeline Pankhurst
Genesis Lynea Sylvia Pankhurst
Jaye Marshall Dance Captain and Company
Tachia Newall Lloyd George, Lord Cromer and Company
Maria Omakinwa Ada and Company
Karl Queensborough Harry Pankhurst and Company
Ross Sands George Bernard Shaw, Richard Pankhurst and Company
Witney White Christabel Pankhurst and Company
Elliotte Williams N’Dure Flora ‘The General’ Drummond and Company

For more information on booking this production please contact Chantal Walters at or Annie Taylor Gooby at