BURNLEY-born Boff Whalley, former guitarist with the anarchic pop outfit Chumbawamba, has written a musical telling the story of a Lancashire suffragette.

Wrong ’Un will receive its premiere at the Lowry, Salford Quays, on Thursday, January 16 and Friday, January 17.

Starring Ella Harris, the musical tells the story of Annie Wilde, a mill girl who becomes a campaigner for women’s right to vote.

Boff said: “I was prompted to write the musical after hearing from a friend who had discovered her grandmother’s 100-year-old collection of suffragette memorabilia.

“Among the finds was her grandmother’s suffragette medal, awarded to those women who were imprisoned and force-fed in Holloway for taking direct action.

“Suddenly, something distantly historic became personal and human and I knew that I had a play to write.”

Boff has written previous productions for Red Ladder theatre group including Big Society, starring comedian Phill Jupitus.

Wrong ’Un will form part of the theatre company’s 40th anniversary season.

For tickets to the Lowry performances, contact the box office on 0843 208 6005.