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Hidden Histories
Hidden Histories: Deeds Not Words 17 July 2021 to 18 July 2021
Hidden Histories: Deeds Not Words 17 July 2021 to 18 July 2021
Dates and times 17 July 2021 -
18 July 2021
11am, 12.30pm, 2pm, 3.30pm & 5pm
Ticket pricing
£5.50 adult / £3.50 child
The Piece Hall



‘I went to gaol a rebel but I have come out a regular terror.’ Halifax born Laura Annie Willson was twice imprisoned in 1907 for her actions in support of women’s suffrage.

During her campaigning she encountered violent assaults and threats but she was never deterred and declared, ‘If they could sentence me for thinking I’d have been sentenced for life.’

Throughout her life Laura Annie followed the suffragette motto of ‘deeds not words’. When she saw the need for change she did something about it!

Deeds not Words tells the story of the suffragette years of this truly remarkable woman; mill girl, agitator, engineer, innovator, house-builder – and MBE.

Hidden History uses theatre to bring to life the historical stories of the locations they are performed within. 



Tickets are £5.50 for adults and £3.50 for children under 16

Tickets are available online via The Piece Hall website only

Purchasing a ticket allows you access to the viewing area

All tickets must be pre-booked in advance to allow us to register audience members and manage the event according to COVID-19 safety guidelines



If you exhibit any signs of COVID-19 before or on the day of the event you have tickets for, you must not attend the venue. Please contact the Box Office as soon as possible.

For Track and Trace guidelines, the venue needs to be able to contact at least one person from each booking in case there is a need to share information with public health track & trace system.

Appropriate checks will be made on your arrival at the venue. These may include checks of your contact details, tickets and hand sanitisation. 

The audience will be restricted in numbers. The viewing space is large enough to accommodate the limited capacity audience and ensure each audience members or household group attending have room to observe social distancing rules. Please ensure you are aware of the COVID-19 measures and are responsible for yourself and your booking group.

Essential Information

Please meet outside the Visitor Centre 10 minutes before the performance start time. The performance lasts approx. 30 minutes.

This event is outdoors and standing, so please wear suitable clothing and footwear. During the performance you will walk around the location to different areas.

Please do not use umbrellas during the performance to avoid blocking other audiences’ sight lines.

The Piece Hall will be open to the general public during the event, only those with tickets will be permitted into the viewing area.

The show is recommended for ages 10+


Wheelchair access and some seating is available at different points of the performance. If you have any access requirements, please contact the Box Office at the time of booking. 

Supported by
The Piece Hall heritage regeneration project is also supported by Garfield Weston Foundation and The Wolfson Foundation.
The Piece Hall is independently managed by The Piece Hall Trust, a registered charity, number 1156948. Registered in England and Wales, number 08906735.
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