edited by Naomi Paxton
In her introduction to the play, Naomi Paxton writes: ‘While attending what she believes to be a Mothers Meeting Mrs Puckle finds herself having an unexpected reaction to what she hears. A joyful, entertaining monologue, the piece uses a working class character to expose the inconsistencies in the Anti-Suffrage arguments. Interesting because it paints a picture of Mrs Puckle’s home life and family; it also is another monologue directly spoken to the audience that allows for interaction between audienceand performer.'
The Mother’s Meeting was published by the Actresses’ Franchise League (AFL) in 1913.