The Electrical Venus

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AD20141003

May 1749. Grainger's travelling fair develops an astonishing new act, care of Sebastian Fox and his 'electrickery' in a play by Julie Mayhew.

In the courtyard of a country tavern, Mr Francis P Grainger displays the wonders of his menagerie - animal and human.

Mim is the illegitimate daughter of an aristocratic lady and her black slave, and she's been raised by Grainger since she was a baby. But now her mistress, Hildy 'the Hog-Faced Lady', has run away to London, Mim needs to find her own act.

Sound design by Caleb Knightley

Directed by Emma Harding.