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The Glass Ceiling is an ambitious new visual theatre work created and performed by Periplum. Marking 100 years since the first British women were given the right to vote, inspired by the Suffragettes and Suffragists, the show celebrates activists from the Tees Valley region whose courage propelled this historic movement to achieve political recognition. 

Periplum brings to life the self-styled 'feminine incendiaries' and the men who marched alongside these pioneers of direct action. Sensory, spectacurl and ultimately uplifting, this surround performance uses innovative staging and pyrotechnic design, new music, writing and aerial performance in a gritty depiction of the struggle to gain the vote and and break through a glass ceiling. 

Heading to Centre Square on Saturday 27th October, DO NOT MISS this awesome show! 

Free event, non-ticketed. 

For the safety of the performance please be aware there are no dogs and bicycles allowed within the performance site. 

Advice for parents: this show is not recommended for children under 8 years. 

Centre Square

Surrounded by the Town Hall, Civic Centre, Central Library and mima Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, this modernised public square also includes the London 2012 Live Site and Big Screen Middlesbrough.

Centre Square is the perfect spot to bring a picnic, watch the world go by and enjoy a varied programme of arts and events.