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See Beverley Knight lead a hip-hop musical about the Suffragette movement.
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About Sylvia

Hear Sylvia Pankhurst and the suffragettes roar in Sylvia at the Old Vic.

The Pankhursts changed the lives of working women around the world. You’re probably familiar with Emmeline Pankhurst forming the Women’s Social and Political Union. But what did Sylvia, Emmeline’s daughter do?

Throughout the Sylvia musical, you’ll discover how this forward-thinking activist and rebel not only strode in her mother’s footsteps, but made her own mark on British politics and continued the fight for the right to vote.

Sylvia was originally commissioned as a short work in 2018 to mark a centenary of women's suffrage. Now, after five years of development, the groundbreaking musical returns to the Old Vic. Listen to DJ Walde and Josh Cohen's contemporary score, bursting with hip-hop, reggae, and soulful rhythms. Plus, ZooNation's Kate Prince directs and choreographs Sylvia with a commercial flair. Sylvia is a musical moment to remember.

Beverley Knight won the Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical. Sylvia also picked up Olivier nominations for Best New Musical, and Best Choreographer (Kate Prince).

Who is Beverley Knight?

Beverley Knight is an award-winning gospel and soul singer. She is best known for her chart-topping songs such as “Shoulda Woulda Coulda” and “Keep This Fire Burning.” In recent years, Knight’s starred in West End musicals including The Drifters Girl and Memphis. Knight will play Emmeline Pankhurst in Sylvia at the Old Vic.

Run time

2 hours 30 mins (incl. interval)

Start date

January 27th, 2023

End date

April 8th, 2023



Old Vic


10+. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Audiences Say
Entertaining, Absorbing, Clever, Great singing, Ambitious

118 reviews on Show-Score

Jo 2875
Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing
95 / 100
Stephen Wandsworth
Great singing, Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Absorbing
91 / 100
Ambitious, Delightful, Clever
100 / 100
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Intense, Great staging, Great singing
90 / 100
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Stars on stage

Sylvia cast and creative team

By: Prince, Priya Parmar and ZooNation
Music: DJ Walde and Josh Cohen
Cast list: Beverley Knight, Sharon Rose, Kelly Agbowu, Verity Blyth, Kimmy Edwards, Alex Gaumond, Jade Hackett, Todd Holdsworth, Stevie Hutchinson, Kate Ivory Jordan, Hannah Khemoh, Jaye Marshall, Razak Osman, Jay Perry, Kirstie Skivington, Ellena Vincent
Set: Ben Stones
Costume: Ben Stones
Lighting: Natasha Chivers
Sound: Tony Gayle


103 The Cut, London, United Kingdom, SE1 8NB


Location: West End
Railway station: Waterloo
Bus numbers: (Waterloo Road) 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 521, X68; (Mepham Street) 211, 243, 507
Night bus numbers: (Waterloo Road) 139, 176, 188, N1, N68, N171; (Mepham Street) 243
Car park: Waterloo Station (4mins)
Directions from tube: (7mins) Take Mepham Street (100 metres) down to Waterloo Road. Turn right on Waterloo Road, but keep left as the theatre is 100 metres further along on the opposite corner.

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Beverley Knight will not perform on: Mon 27–Tue 28 Feb, Mon 6–Tue 7 Mar, Mon 13–Tue 14 Mar, All performances from Mon 20–Tue 28 Mar

Access Performances
Audio Described: Thu 9 Mar 7.30pm
Captioned: Fri 3 Mar 7:30pm


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