Manchester Piccadilly train station, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M60 7RA
Mrs Gaskell and Alison Uttley ‘meet’ in the modern world: experience a journey through time and imagination when Knutsford Promenades performs ‘From Station to Station’ at Manchester Piccadilly train station.
‘From Station to Station’ is specially commissioned by Knutsford Promenades. It features Elizabeth Gaskell and Alison Uttley: two strong, independent and innovative women who, in their own times, challenged the traditional expectations of society, in their own ways. They were fervent believers in Women’s Rights.
Whilst Mrs Gaskell inhabited the nineteenth century and Alison Uttley mostly the twentieth century, this performance sees them meeting in the modern world through a literary ‘time slip’ – a device used by Alison Uttley herself in her novel ‘A Traveller in Time’. Thanks to a collaboration with Mid-Cheshire Community Rail Partnership’s ‘Amazing Women by Rail’ project, the influences of other notable women along the Chester to Manchester line are woven into the lives and views of the two women. From Station to Station uses promenading community theatre to bring Gaskell and Uttley’s achievements and legacy to life.
The props used for the performance have been made at a series of community workshops held at key towns along the Mid-Cheshire Line, including Northwich, Knutsford, Altrincham and Stockport, to symbolise the women and reflect the towns where they lived.
Thursday 13 September: 1300-1400
No booking required
Manchester Piccadilly is Manchester’s principal railway station. ‘From Station to Station’ will be performed on the main concourse. Contact for the day:Sally Buttifant, 07736 523863