The Old Vic Theatre has today announced full casting for the world premiere of ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company’s ‘SYLVIA‘, which runs at The Old Vic from 11 to 22 September 2018 (previews from 3 September).
Director and choreographed by Kate Prince, the cast includes: Delroy Atkinson, Carly Bawden, Verity Blyth, John Dagleish, Jade Hackett, Todd Holdsworth, Izuka Hoyle, Beverley Knight, Genesis Lynea, Jaye Marshall, Tachia Newall, Maria Omakinwa, Karl Queensborough, Ross Sands, Witney White and Elliotte Williams-N’Dure.
Co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, ‘SYLVIA‘ features a book by Kate Prince and Priya Parmar, music by Josh Cohen and DJ Walde, and lyrics by Kate Prince, Josh Cohen and DJ Walde.
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.
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.
Matthew Warchus, Artistic Director of The Old Vic said:
‘I am delighted to be welcoming the invigorating company, ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company, onto the Old Vic stage. This exciting new production, SYLVIA, stands as the highlight in a range of projects celebrating the centenary of the first women in Britain getting the vote. The Old Vic turns 200 this year and was originally established by two brilliantly tenacious and visionary women – Emma Cons and Lilian Baylis – so it is particularly gratifying to be celebrating Sylvia Pankhurst’s world-changing achievements in the advancement of democracy and equality during this anniversary.’
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