Sylvia - The Old Vic

First Look: Beverley Knight & Sharon Rose in Sylvia at the Old Vic; full cast and creative team announced

The Old Vic has released a first-look photo of Beverley Knight and Sharon Rose in new musical Sylvia.

Sylvia will play at the Old Vic from 27 January to 1 April 2023.

Beverley Knight (The Drifters Girl, Sister Act) plays Emmeline Pankhurst in the show, with Sharon Rose (Hamilton, Motown the Musical) as her daughter Sylvia, the lesser-known Pankhurst at the heart of the Suffragette movement.

This revolutionary story celebrates the life of Sylvia Pankhurst – feminist, activist, pacifist, socialist, rebel – who changed the lives of working women and men across the world.

Directed and choreographed by Kate Prince, the show unites dance, hip hop, funk and soul to shine a light on a remarkable moment in history, with original music by Josh Cohen and DJ Walde. The show’s book is by Kate Prince with Priya Parmar and lyrics are by Kate Prince.

The Old Vic has also revealed the full cast of the show, which will include Bradley Charles as Lord Cromer/Richard Pankhurst/Alan, Kandaka Moore as Mrs Parsons/Sophia Singh, Kelly Agbowu as Mrs Flora ‘The General’ Drummond/Mrs Savoy, Verity Blyth as Clementine Churchill/Mrs Scurr, Kimmy Edwards as Emily Davison/Lillie Hardie/Mrs Watkins, Alex Gaumond as Keir Hardie, Jade Hackett as Lady Jennie Churchill/Mrs Payne/Edith Garrud, Sweeney Holdsworth as Silvio Corio, Stevie Hutchinson as Lloyd George/Lord Curzon, Kate Ivory Jordan as Annie Kenney/Norah Smyth, Hannah Khemoh as Understudy Emmeline Pankhurst, Jaye Marshall as Ensemble, Razak Osman as Harry Pankhurst/Sir Almroth Wright/Asquith/King George V, Jay Perry as Winston Churchill/George Lansbury, Sharon Rose as Sylvia Pankhurst, Kirstie Skivington as Adela Pankhurst/Mrs Bird and Ellena Vincent as Christabel Pankhurst. Ensemble players include Sinead Long, Antoine Murray-Straughan and Malachi Welch.

Joining Kate Prince in the creative team are: Set & Costumes by Ben Stones, Lighting by Natasha Chivers, Sound by Tony Gayle, Video & Animation by Andrzej Goulding, Wigs, Hair & Make-up by Cynthia de la Rosa, Co-Music Supervisors are Mark Dickman & Leonn Meade, Casting by Stuart Burt CDG & Oliver Scullion, Dramaturg is Lolita Chakrabarti, Additional Music by Kate Prince, Additional Lyrics by Tachia Newall, Music Production by Josh Cohen & DJ Walde, Musical Director is Sean Green, Voice Coach is Charlie Hughes D’Aeth, Associate Director is Dannielle ‘Rhimes’ Lecointe, Associate Choreographer is Jade Hackett, Resident Director & Choreographer is Chris Alozie, Costume Supervisor is Tash Prynne, Props Supervisor is Fahmida Bakht, Digital Music Programmer is Lucy Baker-Swinburn for Switch Audio, Musicians’ Contractor is Oli Briant and Creative Consultant is Beverley Knight.

Sylvia will play at the Old Vic from 27 January to 1 April 2023.

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Sharon Rose (left) and Beverley Knight (right) in Sylvia at the The Old Vic. Photo by Chantel King
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