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Sylvia Pankhurst ifor schools

Lynx Theatre and Poetry is ...

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"stunning and evocative"

Pontefract and Castleford Express

Not our words, but those of reviewers of the original and current production of Rebels and Friends, now touring the north England before coming to London.

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History is not about facts, but about people. Lynx's performances bring out the nature of the characters and the times they portray through dialogue, poetry, music, dance, and slides – of actual locations, paintings, drawings and archive material carefully gathered from many sources.


As a result, our productions have a record of success with schools and the general public.


Statement on the death of Richard Pankhurst and a tribute to Michael O'Neill.

Current work ...

This very successful one-woman show about Sylvia Pankhurst is available for booking in an updated version directed by William Alderson. The first booking of the new version sold out two days in advance, and it is now on its second national tour.


Public performances of Sylvia have been praised by all ages from 9 to over 80.


Click here for information on Sylvia for the general public.


Click here for information on Sylvia, the play about Sylvia Pankhurst for schools, and its

potential role in teaching Key Stage 3

History, Art and CitIzenship.


... and more to come!

We are still gathering funding for this new play about Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, but several trade union bodies are already supporting it.


If you are interested in finding out more about I Want to be Wonderful and helping us to get it on stage, do contact us.


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Constance was one of the leaders of the Dublin 1916 Easter Rising, the first woman elected to the British Parliament in 1918, and Labour Minister in the Irish Dail.

Eva was a poet and pacifist, and she and her lifelong partner, Esther Roper, campaigned for the vote and organised trade unions among the mill girls in Lancashire, and also campaigned for conscientious objectors and against the First World War.

If you are interested in finding out more about Rebels and Friends or arranging a performance, do contact us.


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We are also in the early stages of commissioning other new plays, believe it or not!


If you would like to be kept in touch about this or other projects, do add your name to our mailing list.

You can also donate to Lynx by clicking on the button at the top of the page, or through our Donations page.

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