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Pen Portraits – Literary Letters Brought to Life
Friday 2 September, 2022, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm£7.00 – £9.00
A famous writer hiding behind the curtain, a mysterious lady in a portrait and a female author stepping beyond her limits while her scholarly husband makes kites. Pen Portraits is a new series of dramatic monologues in which the original portraits of Elizabeth, William and Margaret Gaskell and Charlotte Brontë come to life through the reading of their imaginary letters. A wonderful night of promenade theatre by costumed readers about the lives of the Gaskell circle, performed in the period rooms at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House.
‘It was perfect – well written, well delivered and very entertaining.’ Visitor to a previous event by Philip Watts
Outside the Frame Elizabeth Gaskell Performed by Lesley Burn
A Folded Newspaper William Gaskell Performed by Candace Campbell
Behind the Curtain Charlotte Brontë Performed by Lizzie Gent
The Lady of a Portrait Margaret Gaskell Performed by Diana Ashcroft
Doors open 6.15