Annie Brassey

Theatre (historical, storytelling)

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Description

Written and directed by Heather Alexander. 'Oft in danger, never afraid' – Annie Brassey's motto as she travelled the world on a Victorian steam clipper. Her journal A Voyage in the Sunbeam made her experiences famous. But who was the very private woman behind the public image? This new work combines puppetry, drama, film and music to tell her incredible story, as she triumphs over prejudice and personal tragedy. Anna Brassey: mother, explorer, curator, campaigner, pioneer – a woman ahead of her time.

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