The Unnatural Tragedy


A brand new piece of writing, that's over 350 years old! In the history of women's writing there is no more important figure than the forgotten and discarded Essex girl Margaret Cavendish. She has an impressive array of 'firsts' credited to her.
The Unnatural Tragedy at White Bear Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: White Bear Theatre
Started: Tuesday 3 July 2018
Closed: Saturday 21 July 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

Synopsis


A brand new piece of writing, that's over 350 years old!


In the history of women's writing there is no more important figure than the forgotten and discarded Essex girl Margaret Cavendish.


She has an impressive array of 'firsts' credited to her: the first woman to publish under her own name, first woman to publish more than one work, the first woman to write in conjunction with a man, and the first person (male or female) to critique Shakespeare.


It might be said that she was the first woman to consider herself a writer.


If all this wasn't enough, with the publication of her novel The Blazing World, she is the acknowledged originator of the genre of Science Fiction.


Cavendish's The Unnatural Tragedy has never had any kind of performance, not even in the author's lifetime - until now!


This is partly due to the subject matter; the female characters suffer incest, rape, and emotional abuse.


Preceding Marx by 200 years, she questions whether Biblical doctrine is (literally) man-made.


If that is the case then only Nature's laws exist - but what is 'Unnatural'?


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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 3 July 2018

Closes:Saturday 21 July 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
Sunday - 4-00pm

Tickets


Standard:
£16

Concessions:
£12

Creatives


Author: Margaret Cavendish

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