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“I’m not the marrying sort, and I shan’t ever be. That’s why I’ve got to take my own line now!”
Frustrated by the monotony of suburban life and her father’s strict rules, Ann Veronica Stanley is determined to win her independence, and follow her dream of becoming a scientist. The only problem? It’s 1909, and she’s a woman – in a patriarchal society still in the grip of stuffy Victorian morals.
Risking everything to fulfil her ambition, Ann Veronica flees to London, and joins a dizzying world of freedom and ideas, of dapper socialites, eminent biologists and the courageous women of the suffrage movement. But can she live independently in a society that won’t even grant her the right to vote? Does freedom always come at a cost?
The Watermill Theatre
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