One of the opening plays in the new revamped Leeds Playhouse looks at how women living in Leeds in the 1970s lived with the knowledge that a murderer was at large in the city. But this is not a play about the Yorkshire Ripper; instead, it explores the solidarity that formed amongst women, leading to the birth of the Reclaim the Night movement.
The Feminist Archive North has assisted the writer and director of There Are No Beginnings and we are providing some posters, placards and other materials from the time for a display to accompany the play. In addition, one of our volunteers will lead a post-show discussion on activism and solidarity after the matinee performance on Thursday 31 October.
The cast of four women includes Julie Hesmonhalgh and local actor Natalie Gavin. The play runs from 11 October to 2 November. More information and booking here