When the Cat’s Away” is a new play by Claire Parker inspired by the real-life stories, songs and the spirit of the women who won the right to vote a century ago.
It’s 1914. Windows smashed. Women on the run. A former suffragette returns to the quiet village of her youth, but when her friend, charismatic leader of the Actresses’ Franchise League, swoops in, a plan is hatched to spread the ‘advanced views’ of the ladies. The village – and the lives of its women and men – will be forever changed in this delightful new comedy-drama.