One Hand Tied Behind Us

Archive performances
Curated by Maxine Peake

Curated by Maxine Peake
Directed by Annabel Bolton

Originally staged in 2018 to mark 100 years since the Representation of the People Act gave the first women in Britain the right to vote, One Hand Tied Behind Us explored key moments in the history of women’s rights in the UK through five newly commissioned monologues.

Watch a selection of them again as part of our celebration of International Women’s Day 2021.

Each monologue will be available to stream on YouTube as part of our free programme, Your Old Vic.



One Voice monologues are funded by the TS Eliot Estate.

Betsy by Ella Hickson

Performed by Jill Halfpenny

Contactless by Maxine Peake

Performed by Siobhan McSweeney

Imagine That by Kit de Waal

Performed by Flo Wilson

Mother’s Little Helper 1963 by Jeanette Winterson

Performed by Celia Imrie

Tickets: Free

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