A moving and energetic piece of dance theatre highlighting and commemorating women’s suffrage in the UK.

Abbott Dance Theatre


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A moving and energetic piece of dance theatre highlighting and commemorating women’s suffrage in the UK. This beautiful dance piece brings to light the harrowing treatment of women and gender equality – this is a show that throws light on the physical and mental struggle women have faced in their pursuit
of suffrage.

Alongside the professional dancers, Deeds Not Words will feature live choral music by a local community female choir and a local community dance group for the over 50s.

Part of the Festival of Women.


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Join the cast of Deeds Not Words

  • Are you passionate about the arts?
  • Aged 50 or over?
  • Are you from the local area?
  • Would you like to be on stage?

Then this opportunity could be for you!

Abbott Dance Theatre is seeking 15 members of the local community to play the roles of suffragettes/suffragists and their male/female supporters and opponents, in the upcoming performance of Deeds Not Words on Tue 21 May 2019 at Northern Stage, Newcastle. 

No prior dance experience is needed, just the desire to take part and the ability to commit to one 3-hour taster workshop (date TBC) and a rehearsal weekend prior to the performance. 

Interested in taking part? Please contact Artistic Director Kristin Kelly-Abbott: [email protected]


Behind The Scenes

Watch the trailer for Deeds Not Words

Abbott Dance Theatre: Deeds Not Words

Behind the scenes video - meet the community cast and find out more about the history of the show:

Access

Northern Stage is fully accessible. The theatre has three lifts providing access to all parts of the building, including the accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, stages 2 & 3 and the backstage area. Buggy parking is available. To discuss any access needs, take a look at our access page or please call our Box Office on 0191 230 5151.