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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

27th January, 2023

End date

8th April, 2023



Old Vic


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

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119 Reviews

Jo 2875

Jo 2875

13 Reviews | 1 Followers
Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like amazingly talented casts who can sing, dance and act.....the ladies have sensational voices and Beverley Knight is outstanding.

Don’t see it if You like the traditional retelling of historical events. This production is clever, and modern despite it being set in the early 1900s

Stephen Wandsworth

Stephen Wandsworth

28 Reviews | 1 Followers
Great singing, Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if excellent night out, powerful voices, great staging

Don’t see it if if you don't like musical based on history



19 Reviews | 3 Followers
Ambitious, Delightful, Clever

See it if If you like the style of Hamilton and want a British version featuring suffragettes

Don’t see it if You don’t want to hear amazing vocals and a brilliant spin on an important part of recent British history



16 Reviews | 0 Followers
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Intense, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You love great singing, brilliant ensemble performance, and thought provoking storylines.

Don’t see it if You want something light and frothy.

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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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