Footlight Fairies

Theatre critic Susannah Clapp tells the story of Millicent Fawcett, the indomitable reformer who campaigned to remove children from the 19th century stage, and investigates the Victorian obsession with the juveniles who played everything from fairies to oyster ghosts.

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20070305 (BBC7)
20071230 (BBC7)
20071231 (BBC7)
20090315 (BBC7)
20090316 (BBC7)
2004041420050110
20070305 (BBC7)
20071230 (BBC7)
20071231 (BBC7)
20090315 (BBC7)
20090316 (BBC7)
20050110

Theatre critic Susannah Clapp tells the story of Millicent Fawcett, the indomitable reformer who campaigned to remove children from the 19th century stage, and investigates the Victorian obsession with the juveniles who played everything from fairies to oyster ghosts.

Millicent Fawcett....Millicent Fawcett

Rose....Anabel Barnston

Mrs Bear....Maggie Bourgein

The Houses of Parliament....Jon Glover