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Knights Theatre - Jennie Lee: Tomorrow is a New Day. Illustration Jamie Max
Knights Theatre - Jennie Lee: Tomorrow is a New Day. Illustration Jamie Max

Jennie Lee: Tomorrow is a New Day

From: 8 Mar 2021

To: 12 Mar 2021

Dundee & Angus

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As part of International Women’s Day, Dundee-based theatre company Knight’s Theatre is celebrating the legacy of 20th-century Labour MP and Scottish political pioneer Jennie Lee, with a number of events in association with ONFife. On Monday 8th March, International Women’s Day, at 7pm the company will be welcoming a number of speakers for a panel discussion with speakers from the STUC and Open University about her life and work, and on Friday 12th March at 7pm the company presents an online rehearsed reading of its new play Jennie Lee: Tomorrow is a New Day, by Matthew Knights.

Born in Lochgelly, Fife in 1904, Jennie Lee, a daughter of a miner, became the first ever Minister for the Arts and a founder of The Open University.

Knights Theatre was started in 2019 by playwright Matthew Knights, aiming to create bold, entertaining, imaginative and thought-provoking theatre, challenging social injustice and continuing the tradition of popular political theatre in Britain; they seek to engage new audiences by creating contemporary plays exploring social history.

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