Jennie Lee

Jennie Lee

The extraordinary life of the radical MP you’ve never heard of… 

 In 1929, Jennie Lee left her coal-mining family in Scotland to become Westminster’s youngest MP – so young that, as a woman, she couldn’t even vote for herself. 

Tenacious, bold and rebellious, Jennie cut her own path through history.

Jennie fought with her every breath for the betterment of all our lives. She believed that every person deserved their share of the fruits of the earth – for wages, health, and housing, and for art and education too.

Her role in the foundation of the Open University and the expansion of the Arts Council aided Jennie’s fight for bread and roses, and in doing so, changed the twentieth century. 

 Oh yes, and founder of the NHS Nye Bevan was her husband. But Jennie is no footnote in someone else’s past.

Tell her story and say her name – this is the one, the only,  Jennie Lee.

This play has integrated audio description

Listen to the audio description trailer here

Pre-show introductory notes

(set and character descriptions of what will greet you when you arrive) can be found here

Touch tours are available – just ask a member of the team when you arrive at a venue

Writer and Lyricist

Lindsay Rodden


Sonum Batra


Marianne McNamara


Robert Cooper


Celia Perkins

Integrated Audio Description Consultant

Ben Wilson

Jennie Lee

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Reflects and honours Jennie Lee’s unwavering commitment to the betterment of ordinary working people’s lives – and it does her proud.

Yorkshire Post

Fast-paced and warm hearted


A production that has to be up there with one of the best that Mikron has ever done


Directed with brisk efficiency and some impressive songs: A fine tribute to one of the Labour Party’s heroes

The Reviews Hub

The audience are moved to laughter and sadness almost in a single breath by the energy of the players

Yorkshire Times

The standing ovation at the end proved that Jennie Lee is a brilliant, important piece of theatre, which appealed to everybody


Well done Mikron for shining a spotlight on this wonderful woman’s story with this exciting show

Pocklington Post

Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!

Audience member

Wonderful, wonderful , wonderful

Audience member

Inspiring, entertaining & a great night out

Audience member

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