Wednesday, 6th February 2019 - 7:30pm
TICKETS: Adults £12.00, Friends £11.50, Students/ES40s £8.00
As One Theatre
One of the 20th Century’s most controversial women, Dr Marie Stopes’ strong views provided graphic understanding of the pleasure and consequence of sex. This first play about Stopes marks 100 years from the publication of Married Love, selected by Melvyn Bragg as one of “12 Books that Changed the World”.
Escaping the Storm finds Stopes living on the Isle of Portland on the Dorset coast; writing, exploring fossil forests, skinny-dipping, and interacting with the locals. Fascinating and formidable – Marie Stopes’ complex private world is as controversial as her public one.
An ensemble of four performers give life to this thought-provoking piece of storytelling by playwright/director Peter John Cooper. For those who wish to stay there is an optional post-performance Q & A with the AsOne ensemble.