Mikron on a policewoman's beat

Published: 19 March 2023
Reporter: David Upton

Amanda Whittington

Mikron Theatre will première a new Amanda Whittington play about the pioneering women of Britain’s police force.

A Force To Be Reckoned With will open at Marsden Mechanics Hall May 13 and then tour nationally by canal, river and road until October 21 including a performance at the Greater Manchester Police Museum & Archives.

With handbag, whistle and a key to the Police Box, WPC Iris Armstrong is ready for whatever the mean streets of a 1950s market town throws at her.

The production’s cast of actor-musicians will feature Eddie Ahrens (Monopoly Lifesized, Selladoor / Gamepath Entertainment), Hannah Baker (The 39 Steps, OVO Theatre), Harvey Badger (Spring Awakening, Stratford Circus Arts Centre) and Rachel Hammond (The True Adventures of Marian and Robin Hood, Barn Theatre and Swallows and Amazons, York Theatre Royal).