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A Guid Cause set for world premiere

posted 23 May 2015, 09:14 by Tollcross Junction   [ updated 23 May 2015, 09:19 ]

A Guid Cause, the latest play from local playwright Irene Beaver, gets its world premiere at the Church Hill Theatre next week, when Edinburgh People’s Theatre (EPT) step back in time to become part of the women’s suffrage movement.

Set between 1912 and 1914, A Guid Cause tells the story of five Edinburgh women who were supporters of the suffragettes.

Recalling how the piece came about, Beaver says, “A couple of years ago, a friend was telling me of this book about Scottish Suffragettes by Leah Leneman. She suggested I write a play on the subject.