WITH HIS MOST SPLENDID NEW ENTERTAINMENT
FANNY & STELLA
TWO INFAMOUS VICTORIAN CROSS-DRESSERS AND THEIR SCANDALOUS TRIAL
The cast shall include:
DETECTIVES, POLITICIANS, PROSTITUTES, THEATRE OWNERS, DOCTORS
AND DRAG QUEENS
A COLOURFUL, THRILLING VICTORIAN PEEPSHOW, EXPOSING THE STARTLING UNDERBELLY OF 19TH CENTURY LONDON
THE STRAND THEATRE 28TH APRIL 1870:
The arrest of the flamboyantly dressed Miss Fanny Park and Miss Stella Boulton precipitated a sensational show trial that shocked and titillated Victorian London in equal measure. For the alluring Fanny and Stella were no ordinary young women. Far from it. In fact, they were young men who liked to dress as women. As the trial of ‘the Young Men in Women’s Clothes’ unfolded, Fanny and Stella’s extraordinary lives as wives and daughters, actresses and whores were revealed to an incredulous public.
Meticulously researched and dazzlingly written, Fanny & Stella is an enthralling tour-de-force for all fans of quirky narrative non-fiction.
THE WHOLE ENTERTAINMENT WILL BE FOUND CAMP, INSTRUCTIVE, TRAGIC AND COMIC BY TURNS