Betsy - Wisdom of a Brighton Whore

Betsy; Wisdom of a Brighton Whore, a one woman show that Eleanor Dillon-Reams will be performing across the South over the next few months.

It's 1820 (ish) and Betsy is a Brightonian, "at work". Having parted company from the St Mary's Home for Penitent Women, she's been given a "situation" by the knobs of the town, and it isn't long before she meets Guardian of the Town and Chair of the Committee for the Provision of the poor, George Bintshaft.

Flowers arrive. Then wine, then dresses. A carriage to take Betsy to a private supper. More wine, soft words, and then a hot wine-laden breath, urgent whisperings, fumblings at the same dress . .

Nominated for Best Female Performer in the Fringe 2013.

Previewing before the fringe this year at The Cockpit Theatre, Marylebone at 8.00pm as part of a double bill with ‘The Last Lunch’ on 25/04/14

and again at The Etcetera Theatre, Camden at 6.30pm as part of a double bill with fellow one woman show ‘Smoking Ban’ performed by Kate Goodfellow on 27/04/14.

Before showing 15th-31st May at Brighton Friends Meeting House.

25/04/14 The Cockpit, Marylebone 8.00pm
Something Underground present a double bill of plays: The Last Lunch Winner of Best new Play Fringe 2012, and Betsy: Wisdom of a Brighton Whore Nominated Best Female Performer Fringe 2013 020 7258 2925

27/04/14 Etcetera Theatre, Camden 6.30pm
A double bill of two one woman shows written and directed by Jonathan Brown, artistic Director of Something Underground: Smoking Ban performed by Kate Goodfellow and Betsy: Wisdom of a Brighton Whore performed by Eleanor Dillon-Reams. 020 7482 4857

Then throughout the Brighton Fringe as part of ‘The Women Kick Off!’ Trilogy
15/05/14 - 31/05/14 Brighton Friends Meeting House
15th - 17th May 10.00pm
22nd - 24th May 6.45pm
29th -31st May 8.00pm 01273 917 272

Plus more performances tbc. See for more info

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