On 11 May 2018, London's Old Vic Theatre will celebrate its 200th birthday and they have announced an amazing bicentenary season which includes the world premiere of new musical SYLVIA. A co-production with ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company, SYLVIA uses dance, hip hop, soul and funk to shed new light on a remarkable story at the heart of the Suffragette movement.
Running from 1 September to 22 September, SYLVIA is co-written by Kate Prince and Priya Parmar with original music by Josh Cohen and DJ Walde, and it is a modern musical celebrating the life of Sylvia Pankhurst, her pivotal role in the campaign for women's rights and the price of the passion and politics that tore her family apart. Prince will also act as director and choreographer for the production.
It joins a season full of exciting premieres, including Rhys Ifan in Jack Thorne's adaptation of A Christmas Carol, a version of Ingmar Bergman’s Fanny & Alexander by Stephen Beresford, and a new adaptation of Patrick Ness’ novel A Monster Calls, devised by the company, directed by Sally Cookson
SYLVIA is co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, with
support from the National Lottery through Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund, and from the
Department for Culture Media and Sport.