Everything Is Possible (2017)
It is 1913. Women across the country, outraged by inequality and prejudice are beginning to rise up and demand change. In York, a revolution is about to take place as an ordinary Heworth housewife risks her life and her family to join the fight. And she’s not alone.
Across the city, women run safe-houses, organise meetings, smash windows and fire-bomb pillar boxes. It’s dangerous, it’s exhilarating, it’s ground-breaking: and in 2017 the amazing story of York’s suffragettes will be told for the first time.
Everything is Possible is York Theatre Royal and Pilot Theatre’s latest large-scale community production. The play was performed on a spectacular scale with a cast of around 150 and a choir of 80.
The performance started outdoors before moving onto the stage at York Theatre Royal. We raised the purple, green and white flags and cried “Votes for Women!” to sold-out audiences.
A huge thank you to all the volunteers that made Everything is Possible – possible!
“A compelling story of the fight for equality” Broadway World UK ****
“a genuine emotional punch as past and present meet again” The Yorkshire Post
“a potent reminder of how women helped achieve the ballot box equality we enjoy today by putting the rage into suffragette.” The Stage
“a stunning representation of the fascinating tale of the York suffragettes and how they fought for votes for women, and it’s sure to delight all who see it. ” York Mix
“One can’t help but be impressed—and, indeed, moved—by the hard work and effort that has gone into this huge project. It’s a startling achievement.” British Theatre Guide
“An extraordinary community production” The Observer ****
“Everything Is Possible affirms that anything is possible when a community comes together” The York Press ****
A free downloadable education pack has been created for this production to support teachers and students.
Producers: York Theatre Royal and Pilot Theatre
Writer: Bridget Foreman
Historical Advisor: Professor Krista Cowman
Directed by: Juliet Forster & Katie Posner
Designed by: Sara Perks
Lighting Designed by: Prema Mehta