I don’t know how many of our followers are in London, or within striking distance thereof – but this sounds like a very stimulating event. The London School of Economics is staging a free performance tomorrow, Wed 26 June 2019, at 6.30pm, viz., a one-woman show entitled ‘The Hard Way’: the story of campaigner Hannah Mitchell by musician and composer Louise Jordan. If you can make it, please drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org. Here’s a publicity quote about the event:
From a remote hilltop farm in the Derbyshire moorlands to Manchester city magistrate. 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 leaves home aged 14 years, exchanging one exploitative situation for another. In 1906 she finds herself face to face with Winston Churchill at a public meeting and spends 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.
Louise Jordan is a singer, songwriter, musician and composer whose interests include history and the tradition of interpreting stories through song. Further details can be found on the LSE events page.