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Theatre, Fri 6 Mar 2020

Woman On Fire

Woman On Fire


This explosive one-woman show celebrates the centenary of women first winning the vote and takes you into the fiery core of the UK militant suffrage movement. A journey that will take you from Preston to Manchester - London to Glasgow and back.

How far you will go for what you believe in?

Enter the heart of one of the most dangerous women, in history. Terrorist or impassioned freedom fighter? This dynamic solo-performance lets you decide.

The turbulent history of the suffragettes, through the eyes and life of an unsung suffragette - Mrs Edith Rigby mild-mannered doctors wife, with a secret identity arsonist, bomber and militant suffragette.

What makes a little girl of principle become a lurking shadow in the night?

Woman on Fire sheds light on suffragette history and the mystery that is Edith Rigby.

What people are saying about WOMAN ON FIRE


"A thrilling story of how militant British suffragists fought for the vote. This is a thrilling paen to the bomb-throwing and window-smashing militant British suffragists. A powerful play written and directed by John Woudberg and vividly performed by Claire Moore."


"John Woudbergs exciting script is full of poetic language, as well as the sharp wit and defiant spirit of a woman prepared to risk everything for what she believes in. Moores excellent performance captures the complexities of a fascinating, clever and funny woman, born ahead of her time. A compelling insight for anyone interested in human rights or who simply appreciates a well-told story about a defining point in our history"


"Claire Moores powerful performance reflects the enigmatic nature of Edith Rigby. John Woudbergs script for Woman On Fire exploits the current mania for cinematic superheroes. Like a superhero, Edith Rigby leads a double life challenging the forces of oppression. She is a mild-mannered homemaker and social reformer who becomes an aggressive militant. In her political activism, and even her home life, Rigby adopts disguises and there is even a moment equivalent to Bruce Wayne encountering the bat as Rigby emerges from a brutal encounter with the police transformed into a Woman On Fire."

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 6 Mar 2020 19:30 to 00:00


price - £12


Otley Courthouse,
Courthouse Street,
LS21 3AN



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Map reference: SE 202456  Lat: 53.90617 Long: -1.69401

By Car:

Head into Otley town centre on the A660 and follow the signs for the main car park from Briggate. The Courthouse is next door to the main car park.

By Public Transport:

From Leeds take the X84 express bus. Get off the bus at Otley Bus station, and walk through towards Netto. Cross the road at the crossroads and carry straight on. Take the next left and the Courthouse is found half way up Courthouse Street.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Menston station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality