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Victorian Women In Bed

A series of plays by Janet Goddard performed in person at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

‘What is a bed for but to die in?’ asks angry, dead Emily Bronte.

We snuggle down to participate in bed adventures with six bold women who decimate convention to be themselves. We question Emily’s analysis and love our bedbound women and the lives they reveal.

The Young Queen Victoria, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Charlotte Bronte, Sarah Bernhardt, Florence Nightingale and Emma Hardy, with the help of family and acquaintances, show themselves to us through their bed tales.

‘A woman has ten claws, my darlings,’ Sarah Bernhardt confirms, proving that, not then, not now, do women go to bed to give their brains a rest! Join us for a pre-Christmas treat to discover what has drawn our women to their beds and share their secrets …

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Please note doors open from 6.15pm and the tearoom will be open for drinks and light refreshments before the show and during the interval.

Well written, witty and full of historic references that come alive due to the exactness of language and the very good acting.’ Audience member

Tickets £12.


2021
2nd December
3rd December

7pm - 9.10pm

The interruptions of home life are never ending

Elizabeth Gaskell 1863