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spring tour 2019



tour dates 2019

Square Chapel, Halifax - 7th March (SOLD OUT)

the lbt, Huddersfield - 8th March (SOLD OUT)

Harrogate Theatre - 14th March (SOLD OUT)

Helmsley Arts Centre - 23rd March

Howden Shire Hall, East Yorkshire - 28th March

Barnsley Civic (New Work Weekend) - 5th April

EnableUs Festival, sheffield - 6th April

Waterside, Sale - 12th ApriL

The King's Head Theatre, London - 14th-15th April

Bradford Playhouse - 17th April (SOLD OUT)

Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal - 25th April

the Carriageworks, Leeds - 27th April (SOLD OUT)

“Unsung is a one hour tour de force of compelling storytelling"

-londontheatre1, ★★★★★


creative team

director - elvi piper

writer - lisa holdsworth

producer - alice barber

designer - antony jones

technical designer - anne-louise fortune

ada lovelace - olivia race

sophia jex-blake - kirsty pennycook

lilian bader - riana duce

andrea dunbar - claire-marie seddon


based on material devised by the creative team and these collaborators: saroj spickett, kat rose-martin, alyce liburd, rosie fox



“Unsung is a one hour tour de force of compelling storytelling [...] the best dramatization of the holy trinity – gender, race, class – that I’ve seen anywhere on page, stage or screen.” LondonTheatre1, ★★★★★

“Unsung is a punchy, unconventional call-to-arms that embodies the same spirit as Shakespeare’s Globe’s recent runaway success Emilia.” A Younger Theatre, ★★★★

“This is more than a historical drama, Unsung shows that the struggles of these four women are still very immediate in the twenty-first century […] will send you home wanting to find out more about these brilliant women and seek out others like them.” West End Wilma, ★★★★

“Unsung is a great night out. It will certainly inspire you.” London Pub Theatres, ★★★★

"Unsung’s greatest feature is its strong performances […] it’s impossible not to come away feeling inspired.” Forge Press, ★★★★

“Unsung is not just a play, it is a song […] as Unsung shows us, if you want a woman to be heard, you write a song. You write a song – then you sing it loud.” Culture Vultures



“I was genuinely moved by this performance. I laughed, I REALLY cried, and it has made me realise the importance of enjoying the freedom these women fought for.”

“Brilliant equations, clever dialogue, amazing characterisation - the time is right for this message, keep touring!”


“Absolutely BRILLIANT - very moving and inspiring. Thank you for giving these women a platform”

“I've seen 11 plays in London in 7 days and this was the most engaging - bravo!”

“This is important stuff. Get it into schools. All young girls should see it.”

“Really great show - was on the verge of tears for a lot of it, but in a good way!”

"A must-see for all women. Reasoned, questioning and inspiring”

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