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Mrs Beeton Says...

Mrs Beeton Says...

by: Eamonn O'Dwyer, Helen Watts

by: Eamonn O'Dwyer, Helen Watts

Overview

'As with the commander of an army, so is it with the mistress of a house.' Isabella Beeton was only 23 years old when she penned these words in "Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management", first published in 1861. She could not have predicted how they would resonate with the women of England, nor could she have imagined how her name would become synonymous with culinary expertise and domestic bliss for generations to come.

Mrs Beeton Says...is a charming and vibrant musical examining the life and legacy of this extraordinary woman: a spirited journalist, a tireless entrepreneur, and if not a perfect homemaker, then certainly a queen of organization. In a world where a woman could not vote, own a house, nor even ride a bicycle, Mrs Beeton’s book gave the women of England something they desperately wanted: a bit of control.

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Details

  • Genre: Biography
  • Time Period: 19th Century
  • Cast Attributes: Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

Authors

Eamonn O'Dwyer

Eamonn is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music and has worked as a musician, composer and sound designer in theatres all over the world. He has written original music for Mrs Beeton Says...(Bristol Old Vic Theatre School); The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow(National Youth Music Theatre, The Other Palace); The Comedy of ...

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Helen Watts

Helen trained at Italia Conti on the BA Acting (Hons) course.After a few years of working as an actress Helen moved to writing and directing, with a particular interest in 19th century classic literature. Adaptations for stage include Persuasion, Far From The Madding Crowd, Northanger Abbey,Under The Greenwood Tree, Fr ...

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