This self-guided tour (you're in a group of varied number) takes you all around Covent Garden and down to the Strand. As you travel around the area, you learn all about the history of the suffragettes, and can pick out landmark buildings and areas where they spent time. You also bump into a variety of pro and anti suffrage workers, who perform pieces from the time, some poignant, some outright silly. You might have to shout for votes for women, or perhaps take a swig of brandy, in solidarity with the movement.
All involved are accomplished actors, all the pieces teach you something (in an interesting, captivating way!). You never know what's round the next corner and the time flies by. There's clearly a lot of heart, soul and passion in this production, and it would be lovely to see it return in a more regular form. It's a joyous afternoon, both educative and a great deal of fun. Not to be missed.
(Stage Rights Living Literature Walk can be enjoyed on April 27th 2013 - for more information, click here)