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Unsung: The Radio Play

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Four women representing the characters in the play wearing headphones.
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22 Oct 2020 - 1 Dec 2020

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Ada Lovelace.
Sophia Jex-Blake.
Lilian Bader.
Andrea Dunbar.

Heard of any of them? Neither had we. And we’re meant to be a group of feminists.

Join the visionary mathematician  Ada Lovelace  (1815 - 1852) as she attempts to calculate - taking as data the trials and tribulations of three other inspirational female figures from our past - why women's achievements have been relegated to the footnotes of history. With a soundtrack from Leeds-based three piece electronic band PEAKES.

Unsung has been adapted from the stage play, written by Lisa Holdsworth (Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile, Ackley Bridge, Call the Midwife). After a critically acclaimed UK tour in 2019, this timely and passionate show was set to return to the stage for spring 2020. The radio play has been produced in response to covid-19, and created entirely from within lockdown.

Unsung is supported using public funding by Arts Council England, with special thanks to Leeds City College and Slung Low. 

Unsung Collective is a feminist theatre company based in Leeds. We are supporting the brilliant work of LEEDS WOMEN'S AID in conjunction with the release of 'Unsung: the Radio Play'. 

The play is available to stream here.

In response to Covid-19, we have turned our theatre show, 'Unsung' by Lisa Holdsworth, into a Radio Play.  If you have enjoyed listening to the show, we ask that you show your appreciation by donating what you can to Leeds Women's Aid, in place of a ticket price.

Leeds Women's Aid provides essential support for women and children fleeing domestic abuse. At a time when instances are surging,  owing to the current situation with Covid-19 and lockdown regulations, your donations are more vital than ever.

As part of the Unfinished Business programme of events join us for a discussion with the people behind Unsung.

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During this period of social distancing and lockdown due to Coronavirus we advise that you check directly with the organiser of this event that it is going ahead as publicised.

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