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Women of World War One celebrated in uplifting play at Skipton Town Hall

Award-winning performer Louise Jordan is bringing her acclaimed show No Petticoats Here to Skipton on November 25th.

Louise Jordan

No Petticoats Here is an uplifting musical show about a number of remarkable women who lived during the First World War.

These are inspirational women; one who dressed as a man and became a soldier; women who rescued airmen from No Man's Land; inventors, engineers, factory workers and spies.

Through thought-provoking songs, diary extracts and anecdotes, Louise has bought these extraordinary stories to life.

After a hugely successful UK tour, Louise is bringing her show to Skipton Town Hall on Friday November 25th at 3pm, as part of the Rural Arts ON Tour scheme.

Sophie Backhouse, the ON Tour manager, said: "No Petticoats Here is such a lovely show and we are thrilled to bring it to North Yorkshire.

"It is a performance about an important subject which really captures people's imagination. We are sure everyone is going to fall in love with the performance - we certainly did!"

Louise's show has been praised by critics, with the Telegraph describing the performance as having 'stirring, lilting grace' and the Sunday Express calling it 'haunting and unforgettable'.

The ON Tour scheme has been run by Thirsk-based arts charity Rural Arts since 1999, and brings the highest quality music, dance and drama shows into community venues all across the region.

For more information on the show or to book tickets, visit www.ruralarts.org or call 01845 526536. Join the conversation online @ruralarts #ONTour16.