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March Women March [In full] | Beverley Knight, Sharon Rose and the cast of Sylvia at The Old Vic

  • 4 stars

    “Tremendous fun... a brave and vibrant hit”

  • 4 stars

    “A storm of a show ”

  • 4 stars

    “Fast and fearsome, pounding with kinetic energy”

Sylvia: A musical revolution

Oliver Award nominated for:
Best New Musical
Best Theatre Choreographer – Kate Prince
Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical – Beverley Knight WINNER

An Old Vic and ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company production
In association with Sadler’s Wells

Photography by Chantel King & Manuel Harlan

About the show

Be the change that you want to see
Be the change for you and me’

This revolutionary story celebrates the life of Sylvia Pankhurst – feminist, activist, pacifist, socialist, rebel – the lesser-known Pankhurst at the heart of the Suffragette movement, 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.

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

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Creative Team

Kate Prince – Book & Lyrics
Priya Parmar – Book
Music by Josh Cohen & D.J Walde 
Kate Prince – Director & Choreographer
Ben Stones – Set & Costume
Natasha Chivers – Lighting
Tony Gayle – Sound
Andrzej Goulding – Video & Animation
Cynthia de la Rosa – Wigs, Hair & Make-up
Mark Dickman – Co-Music Supervisor
Leonn Meade – Co-Music Supervisor
Stuart Burt CDG & Oliver Scullion – Casting
Lolita Chakrabarti – Dramaturg
Kate Prince – Additional Music
Tachia Newall – Additional Lyrics
Josh Cohen & DJ Walde – Music Production
Sean Green – Musical Director
Danielle ‘Rhimes’ Lecointe – Associate Director
Jade Hackett – Associate Choreographer
Chris Alozie – Resident Director & Choreographer
Tash Prynne – Costume Supervisor
Oli Briant – Musicians’ Contractor

The Cast

Beverley Knight – Emmeline Pankhurst
Kelly Agbowu – Mrs Drummond/Mrs Savoy
Verity Blyth – Clementine Churchill/Mrs Scurr
Bradley Charles – Lord Cromer/Richard Pankhurst/Alan
Kimmy Edwards – Emily Davison/Lillie Hardie/Mrs Watkins
Alex Gaumond – Keir Hardie
Jade Hackett – Lady Jennie Churchill/Mrs Payne/Edith Garrud
Stevie Hutchinson – Lloyd George/Lord Curzon
Kate Ivory Jordan – Annie Kenney/Norah Smyth
Hannah Khemoh – Understudy Emmeline Pankhurst
Sinead Long – Ensemble
Jaye Marshall – Ensemble
Kandaka Moore – Mrs Parsons/Sophia Singh
Antoine Murray-Straughan – Ensemble
Razak Osman – Harry Pankhurst/Sir Almroth Wright/Asquith/King George V
Jay Perry – Winston Churchill/George Lansbury
Sharon Rose – Sylvia Pankhurst
Kirstie Skivington – Adela Pankhurst/Mrs Bird
Sweeney – Silvio Corio
Ellena Vincent – Christabel Pankhurst
Malachi Welch – Ensemble

Stage Management 

Marius Arnold-Clarke – Company Stage Manager
Beth Rennie – Deputy Stage Manager

Beverley Knight and Sharon Rose perform 'The Split' | Sylvia

For more information on booking this production please contact Sandra Castell García (Executive Producer)