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Pub Date 20 Feb 2024 | Archive Date Not set
Aurora Metro | Aurora Metro Books

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Description

A funny, moving play which celebrates the lives of three real-life heroines: Edwardian balloonist and parachutist Dolly Shepherd (1886–1983), suffragette Constance Lytton (1869–1923), and interwar explorer Violet Cressy-Marcks (1895–1970).

Past and present intertwine as their stories collide with Jade, a 21st century woman coming to terms with the loss of her beloved grandfather while working in a care home after her career as an air steward is grounded by a pandemic.

A funny, moving play which celebrates the lives of three real-life heroines: Edwardian balloonist and parachutist Dolly Shepherd (1886–1983), suffragette Constance Lytton (1869–1923), and interwar...


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Anna Reynolds has written over 20 plays including the award-winning Jordan, Red, Skin Hunger and Wild Things. Her work has been seen at Watford Palace (SoulPlay, Ring Road Tales), West Yorkshire Playhouse (Precious), Colchester Mercury (Blue Sky State), The Pleasance, Edinburgh (Stand By Your Van) and many other venues. She has written for opera, dance, theatre, screen, circus, short-story anthologies and numerous newspapers and magazines. She has won awards from Time Out magazine, the Writers’ Guild, and she runs the UK’s leading writing website WriteWords.

Her opera Push! (Tête-à-Tête, 2006) was described by the Guardian as ‘brilliant, celebratory, painful, tremendous’. She won the Yeovil prize for short fiction with her story ‘The Bleeding Heart’ in 2007.

Anna has taught creative writing at a wide variety of venues including prisons, community centres, drama schools and universities. She is currently a reader for Cornerstones literary consultancy and for the Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Anna Reynolds has written over 20 plays including the award-winning Jordan, Red, Skin Hunger and Wild Things. Her work has been seen at Watford Palace (SoulPlay, Ring Road Tales)...


Advance Praise

“That was amazing and inspiring and honestly I shall be thinking about those fabulous women for days.” - High school teacher

“A sensitive, relevant, funny, empowering, moving and powerful piece of theatre.” - theatrehub

“... navigates history whilst considering the realities of care, of growing old and grief, and of the impact of global events beyond your control.” - broadwayworld

“That was amazing and inspiring and honestly I shall be thinking about those fabulous women for days.” - High school teacher

“A sensitive, relevant, funny, empowering, moving and powerful piece of...


Marketing Plan

Launched in conjunction with the University of Hertfordshire this will become part of an educational project about female trailblazers and pioneers.

Perfect for teachers to use as a play with cross-curriculum and multicultural content as it covers aviation, suffragettes, explorers, caring for the elderly and the pandemic.

Launched in conjunction with the University of Hertfordshire this will become part of an educational project about female trailblazers and pioneers.

Perfect for teachers to use as a play with...


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EDITION Paperback
ISBN 9781912430994
PRICE $21.99 (USD)
PAGES 120

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I enjoyed the lives of these women being intertwined with the 21st century but mostly I enjoyed learning more about Dolly Shepherd (,Constance Lytton , Violet Cressy-Marcks and how they changed the world.

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