Welsh National Opera presents Rhondda Rips It Up!, a riotous romp through the life of Margaret Haig Thomas (aka Lady Rhonda), the Newport suffragette whose activities paved the way for women’s rights. Performed in a classic music hall style, with original songs inspired by the suffragette slogans, this tongue-in-cheek production takes you on a whirlwind tour of the inspiring activist’s mission. We are guided through the story by emcee Lesley Garrett, as Lady Rhondda (Madeleine Shaw) takes on politicians, peers and a post box as she marches towards the House of Lords. Directed by Caroline Clegg (Der Kaiser von Atlantis) and conducted by Nicola Rose.
|Duration:||130 minutes including an interval|
“I DEFY ANYONE NOT TO BE SWEPT AWAY BY THIS RULE-BREAKING PRODUCTION. IT’S BURSTING WITH IRREVERENT JOY.”