Unsung Collective present


A new play from acclaimed writer Lisa Holdsworth


Original date Sunday 10 May, 2020. 

Ada Lovelace.

Sophia Jex-Blake.

Lilian Bader. 

Andrea Dunbar. 


Heard of any of them? Neither had we. And we’re meant to be a group of feminists. 


Unsung explores the untold stories of four pioneering and inspirational female figures from our past, asking why they, and hundreds like them, have been relegated to the footnotes.


After a critically acclaimed UK tour in 2019, this timely and passionate show from Unsung Collective and Lisa Holdsworth (Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile, Ackley Bridge, Call the Midwife) returns to the stage for a second time.


“Unsung is a punchy, unconventional call-to-arms that embodies the same spirit as Shakespeare’s Globe’s recent runaway success Emilia.” A Younger Theatre, ★★★★


“Unsung is a one hour tour de force of compelling storytelling.”  LondonTheatre1, ★★★★★

What Audiences are saying....

“This is important stuff. Get it into schools. All young girls should see it.”

“I was genuinely moved by this performance. I laughed, I REALLY cried, and it has made me realise the importance of enjoying the freedom these women fought for.”

“Brilliant equations, clever dialogue, amazing characterisation - the time is right for this message, keep touring!”


Unsung was devised collaboratively by a group of passionate and like-minded female artists. The show has been Directed by Elvi Piper (National Theatre Connections, Associate Director Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time), Produced by Alice Barber (Red Ladder Theatre Company, Front Room Productions), Designed by Antony Jones (Wrongsemble Theatre Company, Derby Theatre) and the script is written by Lisa Holdsworth (Call the Midwife, Midsomer Murders, New Tricks, Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile).

Unsung has been supported using public funding by Arts Council England, and the Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society

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