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Play, from 29 Nov 2018

Not Such Quiet Girls

Not Such Quiet Girls


Giving a voice to women in the war, Not Such Quiet Girls is a co-production between Opera North and the Leeds Playhouse. Inspired by Helen Zenna Smith's novel _Not So Quiet_, Radclyffe Hall's war account in _The Well of Loneliness_, and the life of war artist and ambulance driver Olive Mudie-Cooke, singer and writer Jessica Walker has chosen to tell the repressed and forgotten stories of women in World War I through staged scenes and music, including music hall songs made famous by the male impersonator Vesta Tilley. Compositions by the ‘rediscovered’ composer Rebecca Clarke also thread through the narrative.

Jessica has trawled sheet music archives and eyewitness testimonies, uncovering tales of astonishing heroism, passionate romances between women, and some stunning, unjustly neglected music. The all-female cast will feature three members of the Chorus of Opera North (Gillene Butterfield, Claire Pascoe and Miranda Bevin) alongside three actors: Cora Kirk, Laura Prior and Tara Divina.

Coach parties acceptedOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 29 Nov - Sat 1 Dec 2018 19:45 to 00:00
Sat 1 Dec 2018 14:45 to 00:00


Please note that admission is by ticket.


Entrance via Leeds Grand Theatre,
46 New Briggate,



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Map reference: SE 303338  Lat: 53.79985 Long: -1.54122

By Road:
Follow the Leeds loop and come off at junction 8.

By Public Transport:
From the railway station, walk up Park Row from City Square to The Headrow. Turn right along The Headrow. Pass The Light complex, and Dortmund Square. Turn left along New Briggate for 50yds. Leeds Grand Theatre is on the right.

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Leeds station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups