Lost Art Theatre Company

Lost Art Theatre Company

Number 8: A Suffragette’s Tale - from Carlisle to Holloway

Following two sell out performances in July, Lost Art Theatre Company are staging a special  Borderline’s performance of their production, Number 8, which explores the life of Carlisle born suffragette Maud Mary Brindley.

In the centenary year of the 1918 Representation of the People Act, an all-female cast takes the audience on a journey through the struggle for women’s suffrage. Maud takes part in the militant campaign, finds herself imprisoned in Holloway with the Pankhursts and becomes the subject of special branch surveillance.

Deeds not words: did the ends justify the means?

The Lost Art Theatre Company was formed in March 2018.  The concept behind their name is to celebrate the heritage of our locality by taking lost ideas and using forgotten spaces within Carlisle and the wider area. They want to shine a light on moments from the past and look at them in a new way.

Their interests lie in experimental theatre, aiming to write and devise new site specific works. In the future they hope to collaborate with other local heritage sites and establishments on projects that specifically commemorate historical milestones.

Funded by: Carlisle City Council


Audience Feedback

“An intelligently written script which was staged spectacularly. Drama, tension, superbly acted and beautifully produced”

“Very rarely can you sit enthralled by a performance that moves and educates at the same time” 

“An incredibly moving and inspirational story. We were taken on a journey through Maud's courageous life and feel we have taken a part of her into our own lives”


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