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Wrong ’Un at the Merlin

With our national memory this year focussed on war in Europe, it’s important to remember the social upheavals at home nearly a century ago. 

On Friday 19th September, Red Ladder theatre company presents Wrong ‘Un, the story of a working-class suffragette.

It is February 1918. After several decades of protest and four years of bloody war, Parliament is poised to grant what the suffragettes have demanded and fought for – votes for all women. After years of direct action, arrest, imprisonment and force-feeding, it seems their time has come.

Wrong ‘Un tells of the adventures of Annie Wilde, a Lancashire mill-girl galvanised by a rousing mixture of injustice, conviction, self-doubt and fear on her journey from schoolroom to prison cell and beyond in a musical drama that draws on class, privilege, hope and disappointment in wartime England.

The performance starts at 7.45pm, tickets are £12 with £10 concessions and the recommended audience age is 12 plus. Call 01373 465949 or go to www.mer

Running time is 60 minutes with no interval, but there is the opportunity for a pre-show supper which will be served 45 mins before the performance with mains at £7 and puds for £3, payable on the night. To book supper, please contact Keren Hayden at kerenhayden@ or tel: 07968 753632.