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1799 -On the eve of a new century, the house buzzes with scientific experiments, furtive romance and farcical amateur dramatics

1999-In a world of scientific chaos, cloning and genetic engineering, the cellar of the same house reveals a dark secret buried for 200 years

Shelagh Stephenson's daring and thoughtful play is inspired by the painting of Joseph Wright of Derby.


Joseph Fenwick / Tom: Ray Stone
Susannah Fenwick/ Ellen : Glynis Watson
Harriet Fenwick / Kate: Natalie McCalla
Maria Fenwick : Helena Houghton
Thomas Armstrong: Kyle Young
Peter Mark Roget : Stuart Mitchell-Smith
Isobel Bridie : Annabel Hodges
Phil : Jack Woolf

Directed by Francine Gardner

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