Image: Spontaneous Productions Theatre Company
There will be a talk by Eleanor's biographer Rachel Holmes and others on Fri 6 April, 8pm - Upstairs at the Sydenham Centre.
Telling the true story of an inspirational woman and her tragic final days.
When Eleanor Marx moved to 7 Jews Walk, Sydenham, in 1895, she believed she would be happy there.
To Eleanor - a self-styled 'Jewess' - even the name of the road seemed a good omen.
Her hopes could not be further from reality.
Within months, Karl Marx's youngest daughter was suffering at the hands of her common-law husband Edward Aveling, with shocking consequences.
To this day, the dramatic events that unfolded at 7 Jews Walk are shrouded in mystery and doubt …
Now Sydenham's very own theatre company Spontaneous Productions is bringing this true story to life Upstairs at the Sydenham Centre, just around the corner from where Eleanor Marx and Edward Aveling lived out their final few years.
Lucy Kaufman's powerful new drama celebrates this remarkable woman - political activist, translator, early feminist and often neglected figure of historical importance - whilst tackling themes of love, loyalty, identity, betrayal, domestic abuse and the role of women in society.
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London SE26 5EZ
Performance days & times
Tuesday ‑ 8‑00pm (24 April and 1 May)
Wednesday ‑ 8‑00pm
Thursday ‑ 8‑00pm (except Thur 26 April or Thur 3 May)
Friday ‑ 8‑00pm
Saturday ‑ 8‑00pm
Sarah Whitehouse - Eleanor "Tussy" Marx
Oliver Messenger - Edward Aveling
Kirsten Moore - Gerty Gentry
Simeon Oakes - Freddy Demuth
Robert Maskell - Dr Shackleton
Author: Lucy Kaufman
Composer: Deborah Garvey
Director: Jonathan Kaufman
Designer: Abby & Alice
Costume designer: Alexandra Mcarthur
Production: Spontaneous Productions