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2 September 2022
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
All ages welcome
Elizabeth Gaskell's House
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 Mike Lennox
Behind the Curtain Charlotte Bronte Performed by Pauline Eyre
The Lady of a Portrait Margaret Gaskell Performed by Diana Ashcroft
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