Scotland’s suffragette hunger strikes brought to life in play



The brutal ordeal inflicted on Scotland’s suffragette hunger strikers is being brought to life in a ground-breaking play by an acclaimed writer.
`Cat and Mouse’, by Ajay Close, relives the story of four women held at Perth Prison and subjected to a harsh regime of force-feeding in 1914.
The suffragettes, Arabella Scott, Frances Gordon, Maude Edwards and Fan Parker, were treated by prison medical officer Dr Hugh Ferguson Watson – the only Scottish doctor prepared to force-feed hunger-striking women.
After being imprisoned for acts of political violence as they fought for equal rights, the... read more

 
4 October 2016 in Lifestyle, Views: 38
Source: Scotsman
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