Photo: Zoe Barling

Madeleine Shaw stars as Lady Rhondda in Elena Langer’s tongue in cheek entertainment for Welsh National Opera.

Lady Rhondda paved the way for the equal rights for women. As well as campaigning tirelessly for women’s suffrage, she became the lightning rod for women’s efforts during WW1, survived the sinking of the Lusitania and created the radical feminist magazine Time and Tide. Her indefatigable efforts and endeavours were finally rewarded when, in 1918, women over the age of thirty were enfranchised.

This thigh-slapping romp through the world of suffrage and song is told through the lens of music-hall and fittingly sports an all-female cast and creative team.

Cast also includes Lesley Garrett, Anitra Blaxhall and Rosie Hay.    Directed by Caroline Clegg, the production will have its World Premiere in Newport before touring throughout June 2018, with an Autumn tour in October and November to follow.

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