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The story of an actor and activist
Join us for a panel discussion exploring the life and legacy of popular musical theatre performer and militant Suffragette, Kitty Marion. Suffrage expert and author Di Atkinson and theatre historian Viv Gardner will reveal the turbulent life of Kitty, the performer-turned-arsonist who was imprisoned and force-fed over 300 times. They will be joined by Vicky Featherstone, the first female director of the Royal Court and leading voice for the #MeToo movement, who will talk about today's fight against sexual harassment and abuse in the theatre industry, and how Kitty's message is still relevant today. The talk will be chaired by Curator of Social and Working History Beverley Cook, who will also show some exclusive pieces from the Museum's outstanding Suffragette collection. After the talk, there will be an opportunity to purchase and have signed a copy of 'Kitty Marion: Actor and activist' Kitty's autobiography, edited by Di and Viv, which is being made available to the public for the first time.