“I think the most vicious thing I ever saw in all my life is a woman on a bicycle – and Washington is full of them. I had thought that cigarette smoking was the worst thing a woman could do, but I have changed my mind.” – Sunday Herald, 1891
They said she couldn’t do it, but Annie, Bessie and Junko did it.
From going around the world on a bicycle to doing spectacular airshows or climbing the highest mountains on earth, these women fought the prejudice and scepticism that surrounded them.
Their achievements became milestones in the path towards women’s rights and freedom, challenging the assumption that the “fairer sex” lacks the physical and mental stamina for big deeds. But their adventures were as breathtaking, spellbinding and phenomenal as their male counterparts. Where are their stories now?
In MILES APART TOGETHER Annie “Londonderry” Kopchovsky, Bessie Coleman and Junko Tabei finally step into the spotlight and get the applause they deserve.
Directed by Katharina Reinthaller
Devised by the cast
7th November 7pm Etcetera Theatre
10th November 6pm Etcetera Theatre
11th November 7.45pm Etcetera Theatre