SKIPTON Town Hall will celebrate International Women’s Day with a screening of Suffragette, kicking off a range of events in March.

The drama tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement as they fought for the right to vote.

The film, starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Brendan Gleeson, Anne-Marie Duff, Ben Whishaw, and Meryl Streep, is a 12 rating and will be screened at 7pm on Thursday, March 8.

Danielle Daglan, Craven District Council’s programming and venue development manager, said: “Suffragette is the first in a series of exciting events taking place at Skipton Town Hall throughout March – we’ve got new theatre from an award-winning playwright, innovative dance and a production combining theatre and Asian food!”

Then at 8pm on Sunday, March 18, the town hall will host a performance of Finding Nana, an autobiographical play by award-winner Jane Upton.

Every summer, Jane and her Nana shared the same room in the same hotel in the same seaside resort for the same two weeks. That was until Nana started to lose her memory. This moving play journeys back to find Nana before she forgot who she was.

The Chef Show, an immersive theatre experience which includes tastings of Asian food and an Indian beer or mango lassi on arrival, will be performed at 6.30pm on Tuesday, March 20.

Two actors play all the roles in the story of a busy night in the local curry house, centring on father and son Abdul and Khalid as they struggle to deal with all of the customers ‘out front’ and the staff in the kitchen, whilst also deciding on the future of the family business.

The actors will be joined by Skipton’s own Yesmien Bagh Ali from local business Amaali. She will offer a cookery demonstration during the performance with tastings offered to the audience.

Then on Saturday, March 24, Skipton Town Hall will host the playful dance theatre work, Plan B for Utopia.

Mixing dance, theatre and storytelling, this production explores the notion of utopia and the role that imagination and creativity can play in our lives.

Tickets for all shows are available from Skipton Town Hall box office or by calling 01756 792809. Tickets for Finding Nana and Plan B for Utopia are also available online at