Paul Mason's electrifying political drama about the fate of the women Communards sent into exile after the fall of the Paris commune in 1871
World Premiere - a new play by award winning journalist Paul Mason.
“As of today we refuse to stand in line.”
Paris 1871: A revolt takes control of a global city. In the final days, working class women – from seamstresses to teachers to sex workers – choose to take up arms, desperate to defend the freedoms they have won. Their attempt fails and these female revolutionaries are exiled to remote New Caledonia.
As hopes of escape fade, their fate collides with that of the island’s indigenous people, also simmering with revolt. Some women will compromise with their new reality but one is determined to resist to the bitter end…
Based on the memoirs of 19th century feminist icon Louise Michel, Paul Mason’s play asks: what happens when downtrodden people experience the transformative power of mass action, only to be defeated?
Post Show talks
Sundays 30th April, 7th May and 14th May
& Tuesday 9th May
Paul Mason’s short video documentary “Traces of Louise Michel” will be shown as part of these after-show discussions, hosted by Paul Mason.
Paul Mason writing about his play;
Paul Mason on his trip to New Caledonia on the trail of Louise Michel;
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