Red Flag over Bermondsey - Journeymen Theatre
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Red Flag over Bermondsey - Journeymen Theatre

Red Flag over Bermondsey - Journeymen Theatre

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Kingston Quaker Centre

Fairfield East

Kingston upon Thames

KT1 2PT

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The Ada Salter Story

Written and Performed by Lynn Morris

Directed by Dave Morris

Lynn and Dave Morris are Journeymen Theatre and we are committed to performing our work in any venue, theatre or non-theatre. Visit our website at: www.journeymentheatre.com

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Where to start with Ada Salter? She was a true radical, campaigner for equal rights, socialist, republican, pacifist, environmentalist, trade union activist and a leading light in the transformation of the Bermondsey slums in the early part of the twentieth century.

Born into Methodism, she became a Quaker in 1914. She and her GP husband, Alfred Salter dedicated their lives to the people of Bermondsey , living and working right in the heart of their community-and having to accept the tragic consequences of their choice.

Ada broke through the glass ceiling of her time, becoming both the first woman councillor in London and then the first woman mayor.

Red Flag over Bermondsey explores both the private and the public lives of Ada from 1909 until 1922, interwoven with her beloved Ira Sankey hymns and her passion for Handel.

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Collection Suggested contributions: £10, concessions £5

All profits and donations from Red Flag over Bermondsey will be used to support our work with the Women’s Co-operative of Seir, West Bank, Palestine

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