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A brand new socially distanced open-air production of ‘Fanny And Stella’, a musical with Book and Lyrics by Glenn Chandler, the creator of ‘Taggart’, and Music by Charles Miller, is to be staged as the premiere production at The Garden Theatre in the newly refurbished beer garden of The Eagle, 349 Kennington Lane, Vauxhall, London, SE11 5QY from Monday 3 – 25 August.
There are 2 Press performances:
Tuesday 11 August at 6.00pm
and Tuesday 11 August at 8.30pm
This hugely entertaining, relentlessly entertaining romp is based on bizarre events and real characters in Victorian London.
Ernest Boulton and Frederick William Park were two young men who, in 1871, were put on trial in London for dressing as women and conspiracy to commit sodomy, a felony at the time. They dressed up as women (and were very good at it) for amateur theatricals, but when the show was over, and sometimes when there wasn’t even any show, as ‘Fanny and Stella’ they would frequent places of entertainment in the West End where men encountered men for sex and male prostitutes plied their trade.
Park and Boulton were acquitted – an amazing victory for the time when sexual acts between men carried a sentence of two years – primarily because conspiracy could not be proved. Or perhaps it was because one had a father who was a judge, and the other a mother who swayed the court with her tears. Upon their acquittal, Park and Boulton – as Fanny and Stella – along with their theatre company, take their story on the road. They hire a venue for “one night only” to tell their amazing true story of their lives, their trial, and their sensational acquittal. But are they in an ungiving age putting themselves on trial a second time?
Photo Credit: Alex Hinson and Joe Thomas
Peter Bull for LAMBCO Productions
‘Fanny & Stella’
Book and Lyrics by Glenn Chandler
Music by Charles Miller
Directed by Steven Dexter
Musical Staging by Nick Winston
Musical director : Aaron Clingham
Designer : David Shields
Casting by Anne Vosser
The Garden Theatre at The Eagle London
349 Kennington Lane, London, SE11 5QY
(nearest tube/train: Vauxhall)
Monday August 3 – Sunday 23 August 2020
Doors will open 30 mins before the performance
with an “at-table” drinks service
£16.00 + bkng fee
The performance is 80 mins (approx) without an interval
Please note: face masks or coverings must be worn throughout the performance
Press Contact: Kevin Wilson
Tel 07884 368697 / 020 8673 0658