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Beverley Knight and Sharon Rose as Emmeline and Sylvia Pankhurst for new musical Sylvia

Beverley Knight and Sharon Rose as Emmeline and Sylvia Pankhurst for new musical Sylvia

Beverley Knight and Sharon Rose as Emmeline and Sylvia Pankhurst, ahead of the much-anticipated world premiere of the musical Sylvia, which will play from 27 January to 01 April 2023 at the theatre.

Beverley Knight (The Drifters Girl, Sister Act) plays Emmeline Pankhurst and Sharon Rose (Hamilton, Motown the Musical) plays her daughter, the lesser-known Pankhurst at the heart of the Suffragette movement, in this revolutionary story that celebrates the life of Sylvia Pankhurst – feminist, activist, pacifist, socialist, rebel – who changed the lives of working women and men across the world.

Following its 2018 run as a work-in-progress, Kate Prince’s Sylvia is back where it all began for its world premiere, uniting dance, hip hop, funk and soul to shine a light on a remarkable moment in history, with original music by Josh Cohen and DJ WaldeSylvia is directed and choreographed by Kate Prince, the book is by Kate Prince with Priya Parmar and lyrics by Kate Prince.

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Sylvia is at The Old Vic from 27 January to 01 April 2023. For tickets and further information, see oldvictheatre.com