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Hearts, Hands and Cake

… make the world (if I am but strong enough in expression), honour the woman as much as they have admired the writer

‘Hearts, Hands, and Cake’ is a creative re-imagining of a period in the life of Elizabeth Gaskell, charting her rise from debut novelist and minister’s wife to established author and social reformer. Following her first novel ‘Mary Barton’, Elizabeth is thrust into the inner circles of British literary society, meeting the renowned Charles Dickens and the brilliant Charlotte Brontë. Her newfound connections allow her to further her goals as both a humanitarian and authoress. But with deadlines and domestic duties looming, and copies of her latest novel ‘Ruth’ being burnt in the streets, can Elizabeth find happiness in all aspects of her life?

Performed, & Directed by ALRA North Postgraduate students – follow them on twitter @GaskellPRP2017 

Written by Amanda Hodgson

The performance will last approximately an hour and there will be no interval.

The tea room will be open from 4pm serving a selection of cakes, snacks, tea, coffee, soft drinks, wine and beer.

26th Nov 2017

5pm - 6pm


And we've got a house. Yes! we really have

Elizabeth Gaskell, 1850