Lord Byron:

Dangerous to Know

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Lord Byron: Dangerous to Know

A thrilling new preview performance of a new play about the devastating, dashing, and brilliant Lord Byron, by CLAIR/OBSCUR Theatre

📅 Date: Sat, 27 Apr 2024
⏰ Time: 19:00 – 21:00 

 

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Performance is approx. 1 hour. There is an optional bar  from 7pm prior to performance, bar is payable on the evening.

About this event:

The Byron Society is supporting a thrilling new preview performance of a new play by CLAIR/OBSCUR Theatre about the devastating, dashing, and brilliant Lord Byron, which will be performed at Lord Byron’s ancestral home, the beautiful and gothic Newstead Abbey (in Nottinghamshire)

 

LORD BYRON: Dangerous to Know

Summer 1841

Claire Clairmont, Lord Byron’s former mistress, has just laid her mother to rest before heading back to Europe. However, a letter with a secret passed to Claire at the funeral has raked up painful memories about their scandalous affair and a nagging conviction that she must uncover the truth.

Resolving she cannot do this alone, Claire co-opts her half sister, Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein to help. After all, Mary was part of the Byron set; she’ll know what to do. However, the past is sordid, murky and digging for answers requires getting your hands dirty. And are they prepared for what will be unearthed?

CLAIR/OBSCUR offers a reappraisal of the legendary poet to mark the bicentenary of his death in 2024..

 

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