Betsy: Wisdom of a Brighton Whore
  • Brighton Fringe

1820: Having left St Mary's Home for Penitent Women, Betsy's engaged by town knobs, to keep developer Thomas Kemps house. Flowers arrive. Then wine, then dresses. A carriage to take her to a private supper. More wine, soft words, a hot wine-laden breath, urgent fumblings at the same dress. 5 & 4 Stars, sell-outs and Best Actress (Nom), Fringe 2013. Performed this year by Elle Dillon-Reams. Written & directed by Jonathan Brown (Winner, Best New Play Fringe 2012, Best Male Performer Fringe 2013).** To see all 3 SUTC shows for 20.00, just select a full-price ticket for any performance (apart from opening night) of ALL 3 shows, and the discount will be applied automatically once the third show has been selected. **

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