Produced in association with BBC Lincolnshire, The Forgotten Suffragette is radio play about the inspiring life of a local unsung heroine – Emelia Jessie Boucherett – who helped first petition parliament for the vote for women and was one of the catalysts of the suffragette movement. The piece highlights the impact today of Jessie’s actions around education, employment and the right to vote.
You can find out more about Jessie Boucherett and the charity she founded by visiting www.futuresforwomen.org
NARRATOR – Gillian Lees
JESSIE – Rachel Baynton
HENRY – Jon Coleman
LOUISA – Phoebe Wall-Palmer (Flickbook Theatre)
AYSCOUGH – Martyn Horner-Glister
Written and Directed by Andrew Westerside
Engineer – Adam Keen
Producer – Michael Hortin
The Forgotten Suffragette is a Proto-type Theater Production made in association with BBC Lincolnshire. Supported by the University of Lincoln, Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC) and the National Lottery through Arts Council England. The Forgotten Suffragette premiered on BBC Radio Lincolnshire on 23 November 2015.
“A beautiful, sensitive production.” – Women’s Equality Party
“highlights the important work of a daughter of the county and brings knowledge of her important work to a wider audience… the work and life of a remarkable lady.” – Futures for Women
“Such a moving story, beautifully brought to life through your radio play.” – Listener Response