A HISTORIC visit by the suffragettes to Leigh in 1909 will be captured in a dramatic performance next month.

The stories of the women’s movement’s time in the town will be captured in a play consisting of three monologues at St Mary the Virgin, Leigh on Saturday, July 6.

The Healthy Arts production at the church is close to the location where protests and demonstrations were held 110 years ago.

The monologues allows the voices of women to be heard, who played their part in a revolutionary period, but their lives were not deemed important enough to be recorded.

How To Be WomanLEIGH has been penned by historian and writer Julie McKiernan and will be directed by Martin Green.

Jo Dakin will play an old woman who becomes embroiled in the political action.

Maria Lowe portrays Florence Clarkson who went to prison for the cause.

Colette Davies-Kerwin takes on the role of Miss Hindshaw, a grammar school teacher who is keen to share her opinion about political activism.

An original song by Virginia Kettle will be performed.

The event takes place at 2pm and will last around an hour.

Tickets are priced at £5 or £7 and are available to buy at the archives and local studies desk at Leigh Library or The Coffee Stop on Railway Road. People can also pay on the door.

Organisers are also willing to discuss group discounts.

For more information about group discounts contact Martin on 07542 114383 or email contactus@healthyarts.org.uk.