Suffrajitsu is an original play written by Ruthie Boycott-Garnett and tells the story of Annie, a young girl from Lancashire.
The story begins with Annie meeting Helen, a Suffragette, and learning that everyone should have the right to have a say in the decisions that affect their lives.
We travel with Annie as she follows Helen to London on the campaign to gain votes for women.
In the city, Annie learns that not everyone wants women to gain to the vote.
When events turn violent and lead to Helen’s arrest, Annie discovers that she needs to defend herself and her fellow Suffragettes.
After meeting the Suffrajitsus, learning jiu-jitsu and rescuing Helen from prison, Annie finds that she is stronger than she ever imagined, and that being small doesn’t mean you can’t change the world.
In this resource activities include:
Learn about the Suffragettes and some of the real people the characters are based on
Look at Suffragette banners and make your own
Design and make Suffragette puppets
Create a Suffrajitsu marionette
and much more…
Even if you are not seeing a show, these education packs contain numerous ideas for classroom activities. Find out more about current Little Angel Theatre shows and their educational resources here.
Little Angel Theatre in Islington is a home for puppetry and an innovative theatre, which works with its local, diverse community to break down barriers to arts engagement so all can benefit and enjoy this remarkable art form. Download more of its resources here or on its website at littleangeltheatre.com.
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