Wed 16 Jan • Escaping The Storm (AsOne Theatre)

  • Corn Exchange
  • Wed 16 Jan
  • 20.00
  • Accessible **
  • Suitability: All
  • £13 / £11

AsOne Theatre present a thought-provoking piece of theatre about one of the 20th century’s most influential and controversial women. 100 years ago Dr Marie Stopes published her book ‘Married Love’, which brought the issue of birth control into the public eye and proved as popular as it was divisive.

Having bought the Higher Lighthouse as a refuge from the storms battering her on the mainland, a collision of cultures is inevitable. How will she change the Islanders’ ways of thinking and how will she be changed by Portland?

Followed by a post-performance Q&A with the AsOne ensemble.

In association with Portland Museum Trust, Pennsylvania Castle, Portland Quarry Trust, and Atlantic Academy. Funded by Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Trust, and Business investments have helped in the writing, development, and tour of this new, multi-media play.

AsOne is associated and working with Portland’s secondary school, Atlantic Academy. Students who volunteer take part in training and workshops in performance, the making of pod-casts, and of a Heritage Marie Stopes’ Trail for Portland Museum (which she founded, funded and left as a legacy).

Free for members of Thomas Hardye sixth form (contact school reception for more details)

** For full accessibility details, please contact Dorchester Arts’ box office 01305 266926