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The Remarkable Deliverances of Alice Thornton
16 November, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Yorkshire, 1668. Mrs Alice Thornton – widow, mother, and daughter of the late Lord Deputy of Ireland – finds herself the subject of a most dreadful scandal which threatens to destroy her reputation. Tonight, she begs your presence at a defence of her life, including twenty miraculous deliverances from death.
Based on the handwritten notebooks of Alice Thornton (1626-1707) – including two recently rediscovered manuscripts – this one-woman theatre/storytelling performance reflects on one woman’s life and experiences across the span of the seventeenth century, against the turbulent backdrop of civil war, plague, fire… and the treacherous world of North Yorkshire society.
Written and performed by Debbie Cannon (Green Knight, winner of Female Actor Award, Buxton Fringe 2018), directed by Flavia D’Avila of Fronteiras Theatre Lab, and based on the research of Dr Cordelia Beattie, Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Edinburgh.
Followed by a Q&A (19:00-20:30).
Suitable for ages 12+
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