• Everything is Possible: The York Suffragettes

Event Details

Tue 20 Jun - Sat 01 Jul

Time: 7.30pm, 2pm Saturday matinee

Venue: York

Ticket Information: £25 - £13

Booking Fee: £1.50 transaction fee per booking

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Producers: York Theatre Royal and Pilot Theatre

Writer: Bridget Foreman

Historical Advisor: Professor Krista Cowman

Directed by: Juliet Forster & Katie Posner

Designed by: Sara Perks

Lighting Designed by: Prema Mehta

Everything is Possible: The York Suffragettes

It is 1913. Women across the country, outraged by inequality and prejudice are beginning to rise up and demand change. In York, a revolution is about to take place as an ordinary Heworth housewife risks her life and her family to join the fight. And she's not alone. Across the city, women run safe-houses, organise meetings, smash windows and fire-bomb pillar boxes. It's dangerous, it's exhilarating, it's ground-breaking: and in 2017 the amazing story of York's suffragettes will be told for the first time.

Everything is Possible is York Theatre Royal and Pilot Theatre's latest large-scale community production. The play will be performed on a spectacular scale with a cast of around 150.

The performance will start outdoors before moving onto the stage at York Theatre Royal. Join us as we raise the purple, green and white flags and cry "Votes for Women!"

Access performances:
BSL Fri 30 June 7.30pm
AD Thu 29 June 7.30pm & Sat 01 July 2pm

Support Everything Is Possible: The York Suffragettes

We are fundraising to raise funds the cost of this community project. To achieve this, we have lots of activities and ways to show your support and to help us continue to bring our community together. These community productions have such a large impact on our city and this year’s production will allow people from across York and region to get involved in celebrating part of York’s history and bringing this incredible story to life. 

We invite you to become a York Suffragettes Firestarter 

As a York Suffragettes Firestarter, you will receive the following exclusive membership benefits:

  • Two tickets to Everything is Possible Press Night on Wednesday 21st June at 7.30pm, including post-show drinks and canapés with the cast, alternatively Saturday 24th June with interval drinks in the colonnade.
  • Personalised booking service to ensure you the best seats in the house
  • Two complimentary signed programmes
  • “Votes for Women” pin badge in the iconic green, white and purple flag
  • Backstage and History Tour at York Theatre Royal for you and a guest
  • Your name will be credited in the Everything is Possible programme

Cost £75.00 - Included in the package is a £15 donation towards the cost of the making of Everything is Possible. This donation is eligible for Gift Aid.

For more information or to arrange your membership contact our Development Team at fundraising@yorktheatreroyal.co.uk or download the form here.

Purchase a “Votes for Women” pin badge

For £4 you can purchase the iconic green, white and purple flag pin badge. These are available from the café bar and Box Office at York Theatre Royal. 


Corporate Support & Advertising Opportunities

York Theatre Royal and Pilot Theatre will be working with a number of city partners and already have support from many, including York College, Quilters Guild, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Shepherd Building Group Ltd. and The Mount School.

To find out about a tailor made package, which can include an advert in the programme, tickets for opening night, credit on our foyer screens and much more, please contact our Development Team at fundraising@yorktheatreroyal.co.uk

York Theatre Royal’s Coastal Walk

As part of our fundraising to raise £30k towards the cost of Everything is Possible, we are holding a sponsored walk along the beautiful North Yorkshire coastline. This event was due to take place on Sunday 9th April 2017, we have decided to postpone until Sunday 14th May to give all the cast, choir and volunteers chance to get involved and take part in the walk. The original walk was from Whitby to Scarborough, walking over 20 miles but we have decided to shorten the walk by walking 13 miles from Robin Hood’s Bay to Scarborough in 5 hours, which will still be a challenge, but will hopefully appeal to more people! We will be providing transport, so all you need is your comfortable footwear and packed lunch.
We want this walk to be fun and enjoyable to all, so we would also like to invite not only two legged friends to take part, but our four legged friends too! * If you would like to get involved and take part in this walk please contact the Development Team on fundraising@yorktheatreroyal.co.uk or call 01904 715460 for more information or to register.
*Please make sure your dog is friendly, comfortable and well behaved around large groups and other animals and please make sure they are muzzled appropriately if needs be. You will also need to make your own travel arrangements for you and your dog.

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