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Penny Dreadful, Or Mrs Lovett’s Revenge!

Experience chills and chuckles in abundance for this family friendly show, Penny Dreadful, Or Mrs Lovett’s Revenge!, at Elizabeth Gaskell House on Wednesday 9 August by Don’t go into the Cellar Theatre.

This original one-woman show stars Sweeney Todd’s partner in crime, Mrs Lovett. Be appalled by a plethora of other grotesque characters from the cheap and grisly pages of the Victorian era’s penny dreadful papers, in a theatrical comedy suitable for all the family.

Penny Dreadful! Or, Mrs Lovett’s Revenge is suitable for ages 5+

Show starts at 1pm

£5 per ticket (adults and children). Booking recommended.

Usual house admission applies if you want to visit the house as well – £5 for adults, under 16s free.

Families can also make their own Victorian puppet to take home. (This activity is available for all visitors and suitable for all ages).

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House is throwing open its doors this summer to the world of the Victorian children at play. Every Wednesday in the summer holidays, a range of activities will take visitors back in time to when the Gaskell’s daughters would have played in the House.

16 August – Victorian Photo Booth, plus meet Mrs Gaskell!
23 August –  Musical Adventure


9th Aug 2017

11am - 3pm

Family Friendly, Performance

Plans are like a card-house-if one gives way, all the others come rattling about your head

Elizabeth Gaskell, 1864