A suffragette procession on Thursday, September 13 publicised Her Naked Skin recreated scenes from Salisbury Playhouse theatre’s suffragette drama.
Wiltshire Creative women, and members of the cast and community company of Women from Wiltshire Creative made a textile banner in the style of banners made by suffragettes for their marches in the early 1900s. Wearing ‘Votes for Women’ sashes, a group of more than 20 Wiltshire Creative staff and members of the Her Naked Skin cast marched from Salisbury Playhouse to the Market Square to the statue of Henry Fawcett . He was a Liberal MP who campaigned for women’s suffrage, and his wife Millicent was memorialised with a statute in Parliament Square in London earlier this year.
Her Naked Skin runs from October 5 to 20 in the Main House and marks 100 years since women won the right to vote. A community cast of local women appear alongside the professional cast, which includes Lorna Fitzgerald (EastEnders), Jane How (Separate Tables at Salisbury Playhouse) and Abigail Cruttenden (Not Going Out).
Photo credit: Barbara Leatham