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The Trial of The Well of Loneliness

Radclyffe Hall's pioneering novel about love between women becomes the centre of a 1928 obscenity trial. Drama by Shelley Silas, starring Kate Fleetwood and Anastasia Hille.

Radclyffe Hall's pioneering novel about love between women becomes the centre of a 1928 obscenity trial. It remains an iconic portrayal of lesbian relationships and contains the passionate plea: "Give us also the right to our existence."

Drama by Shelley Silas, starring Kate Fleetwood and Anastasia Hille. Part of the Riot Girls season of dramas.

Directed by Emma Harding

Radclyffe Hall ..... Kate Fleetwood
Una, Lady Troubridge ..... Anastasia Hille
Stephen Gordon ..... Laura Christy
Gilchrist Thompson ..... Will Kirk
Sir Chartres Biron ..... Neil McCaul
Eustace Fulton ..... Clive Hayward
Norman Birkett ..... Rick Warden
James Melville ..... Tony Turner
Desmond McCarthy ..... Greg Jones
Court Clerk ..... Adam Courting
Court Actress ..... Scarlett Courtenay
Puddle ..... Jessica Turner

Additional research documents courtesy of Morris Ernst Papers, Harry Ransom Center, the University of Texas at Austin

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Sat 25 Jan 2020 15:00

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