The Glass Ceiling

Category: Show Related artist: Periplum

‘A sensory spectacular has stunned spectators across the Tees Valley.’ Northern Echo

The Glass Ceiling is an ambitious new visual theatre work marking 100 years since the first British women were given the right to vote. Inspired by the Suffragettes and Suffragists, the show celebrates activists from the Tees Valley region whose courage propelled this historic movement to achieve political recognition.

Periplum bring to life the self-styled ‘feminine incendiaries’, and the men who marched alongside these pioneers of direct action. Sensory, spectacular and ultimately uplifting, this surround performance uses innovative staging and pyrotechnic design, new music, writing and aerial performance in a gritty depiction of the struggle to gain the vote and break through a glass ceiling.

Funded by Arts Council England and Tees Valley Combined Authority, cocommissioned by Stockton International Riverside Festival, Stockton Borough Council, Darlington Borough Council, Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, Hartlepool Borough Council and Middlesbrough Council. Rehearsed at 101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space.

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Show Details

  • Date Created: 2018
  • Length: 50 minutes
  • Performance area: 90m x 40m inclusive of audience area
  • Approx. get-in / get out: 2-day get-in (build & technical rehearsal) process prior to first performance day / 5 hour get out
  • Number. of people on road: 16
  • Workshops available: Yes
  • Access facilities: Wheelchair access, Other
  • Other access facilities: Transcript available
  • Scale: Large scale
  • Capacity: Over 2000
  • Availability: Has touring availability
  • Language: English
  • Audience type: All audiences, all ages

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The Glass Ceiling by Periplum