Join Untold for the first showing of Lady Unknown, and meet philanthropist Angela Burdett Coutts, novelist Charles Dickens and the women their choices affected in an evening of reminiscence and recrimination.
Victorian England. Two friends at the height of their influence reunite. He is the most famous author of his age. She hides her work behind the nickname ‘Lady Unknown’.
Coutts is one of the richest people in the country, but as a woman she cannot vote, stand in parliament or sit on the directing boards of most of the charitable ventures she sets up. She carefully guards her reputation against any hint of scandal. But with Dickens threatening to split his family apart amidst rumours of infidelity, how much is Coutts willing to risk to save their friendship?
A period piece with thoroughly modern themes, this immersive, site-responsive piece of new writing challenges attitudes towards welfare support for the poor; personal and political responsibilities; and the different sexual expectations placed on men and women.
Playing at the Charles Dickens Museum on 16 November, there are two showings:
Monday 16th November 6.45pm
Monday 16th November 7.45pm
Running time is approx 45mins.
Please be advised that some audience members will be required to stand for the full length of the show and there is one stair move. Email email@example.com to let us know about any access requirements.
Please arrive 10 minutes before start time and gather in the cloakroom area before the cafe.
Latecomers will not be admitted
Tickets include a 20% discount on meals at the Lady Ottoline. Keep your ticket and show it to redeem this discount.
Tickets are not available on the door - please purchase in advance