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.
“I DEFY ANYONE NOT TO BE SWEPT AWAY BY THIS RULE-BREAKING PRODUCTION. IT’S BURSTING WITH IRREVERENT JOY.”