31st Dec 1799. The last day of the 18th century and the brink of a new era. Elisabeth and Jeanne, balloonists-extraordinaire, are about to perform their most daring feat. At midnight precisely one of the women will jump from a balloon floating high above their world, the world of men, parachute alone through the twelve chimes of midnight, and return to earth in a brand new century. Ahead of them : female emancipation, gender equality, and sexual liberation. But first, one of them must jump. Close their eyes. And jump ...
a new play about the challenges of being a woman in this world of men.
For a woman in 1799, the only way was up. In 2011, other directions are also available.
You need to be aware that the play contains very strong language and sexual references, It is bawdy and Chaucerian. While this is surely not a problem for our 'adult' audience, PGA could well be the order of the day.
As last year, after their thought-provoking production, "Einstein's Daughter", the Hyde Festival Theatre Company will be happy to chair a post show discussion.
Tickets for any of these events, at the very reasonable price of £6, can be
obtained at Whalley Post Office or from Clare Allen on 01254 824392