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Cabinet Maker's Daughter comes to Playhouse Theatre
5:54pm Tuesday 19th June 2012 in Somerset
ASONE Theatre Company brings its highly talented cast to Weston’s Playhouse Theatre to perform its latest Jurassic Coast tale The Cabinet Maker’s Daughter next month.
This spine-tingling story about life and death, frustration, achievement, dreams and memories of long, long ago tells the story of 19th Century fossil hunter Mary Anning, who was struck by lightning as a baby, revived in a bath of hot water and destined to be special.
Prior to this she had been a sickly baby but afterwards she blossomed and for years the community attributed her curiosity, intelligence and lively personality to the incident.
Mary later became known around the world for a number of important finds she made in the Jurassic marine fossil beds at Lyme Regis in Dorset.
Her work contributed to fundamental changes that occurred during her lifetime in scientific thinking about prehistoric life and the history of the Earth.
This tale of her life, written by Peter J. Cooper, is set in 1846 when Mary is dying and increasingly dependent on laudanum, an opium-based painkiller used in the Victorian era.
Mary embarks on a strange dream journey through a life where she challenged the world of men and shook their beliefs to the core.
She is haunted by hallucinations of old friends, enemies and even the dinosaurs she spent her life hacking out of the living rock.
Into this world of dreams walks a man she never thought she would see again and attempts to find a resolution to their enigmatic relationship.
The Cabinet Maker’s Daughter will be performed on Thursday, July 5, at 7.30pm.
Tickets priced £12.50/£10.50 concessions are available on 01934-645544 or online at www.theplayhouse.co.uk
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