Theatre

The Area Belle

The Bacchae Theatre is Proud to attend the Haslemere Fringe Festival to present The Area Belle, a humorous and original Victorian one act Farce.  

This one act farce was shown extensively in music halls in London in the 19th century and appeared also at the Adelphi Theatre. The ‘Area Belle’ is a young cook who has a string of admirers and frequenters whilst the ‘Mrs’ (a heavy luggage train of a housekeeper) frequents the plays. Penelope refers to her ‘Dairy’ (as she calls it) to see who turn it is to pay her a visit . If there is a change of plan, Penelope leaves a pepperbox in the window if there is a which marks ‘danger’, the Mrs is home the lover ‘shunts off accordingly’. An adorable snippet of a bygone era, including, lots of puns, hiding in cupboards and a few bab ballards included. Bacchae is excited to bring to you ‘Area Belle’ within one hour and a little bit of escapism!

 

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