27th August 2018

How far would you go for what you believe in?

To mark the centenary year of the first votes for many women in 1918, South Devon College will be showcasing the dynamic production of The Cause; An Overture of Rebellion and Revolt, to our students in a matinee performance followed by an evening performance open to the public.

The Cause is a new play inspired by an imagined meeting between two great leaders of the women’s Suffrage campaign. They believed in the same thing, but their methods differed greatly. Produced by the charity Dreadnought South West, this original musical score is matched with a captivating film animation producing a thrilling visual effect.

Credit: Jim Wileman

Credit: Jim Wileman

Written by playwright Natalie McGrath, and directed by Josie Sutciffe, The Cause offers students the chance to learn of the struggle, and the effects of campaigning for a cause by using different methods.

Playwright Natalie McGrath said “This tour feels timely with the current energy and visibility of women’s rights and gender equality campaigning that is taking place, and the centenary of the first votes for some women. As we developed the work, we met many women who have been campaigning for a long time”.

An infamous divide between the violent direct action of the suffragettes and the peaceful constitutional means of the suffragists, The Cause will offer inspiration towards our students interested in pursuing a future in performing arts.

The performance will also be BSL signed for those who are deaf or hard of hearing.


Full details of the public show performance are as follows;

When: Wednesday 19th September 2018, 7:30pm

Where: South Devon College Theatre, Vantage Point, Paignton, TQ4 7EJ

 £12.00 per person.

 Tickets can be purchased online at  shop.southdevon.ac.uk

For more information about this story please contact Guy Marsden, Marketing & Communications Officer at [email protected] or on 01803 540563.

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