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Online Performance: Libbie Marsh’s Three Eras

Written by Elizabeth Gaskell and Adapted by Philip Watts

Elizabeth Gaskell’s short story about motherhood and loss is brought to life in this dramatic new reading. The tale was first published a year before Mary Barton but explores similar themes which were to appear frequently in her later novels: the bond between mothers and their children, grief, mutual support and attitudes towards marriage – all set against Elizabeth’s much loved Manchester backdrop. Sit back and enjoy a live reading of the story with Philip Watts, Lesley Burne and Pauline Eyre followed by a short discussion.

Tickets £4

The reading will be approx 45 mins long, with time for a short discussion afterwards.

An excellent presentation, beautifully put together and performed.” Online visitor

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6th Apr 2022

7pm - 8pm

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Elizabeth Gaskell, 1850