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The Electrical Venus

By Julie Mayhew. May 1749. Grainger's travelling fair develops an astonishing new act, care of Sebastian Fox and his 'electrickery'.

May 1749. Grainger's travelling fair develops an astonishing new act, care of Sebastian Fox and his 'electrickery' in a play by Julie Mayhew.

In the courtyard of a country tavern, Mr Francis P Grainger displays the wonders of his menagerie - animal and human.

Mim is the illegitimate daughter of an aristocratic lady and her black slave, and she's been raised by Grainger since she was a baby. But now her mistress, Hildy 'the Hog-Faced Lady', has run away to London, Mim needs to find her own act.

Sound design by Caleb Knightley

Directed by Emma Harding.

45 minutes

Last on

Mon 5 Sep 2016 14:15

Credits

Role Contributor
Mim Hannah John-Kamen
Alex Arthur Hughes
Fox Mark Edel-Hunt
Grainger Michael Bertenshaw
Lizzie Jane Slavin
Abel Peter Burroughs
Old Joe David Cann
Count David Cann
Director Emma Harding
Writer Julie Mayhew

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