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VENUE: THE DUGDALE CENTRE
DOOR TIME: 19.00
START TIME: 19.45
COST: £6.50 inc booking
CERTIFICATE: 12A

BELLE

THURS 9 MAY

Dido Elizabeth Belle (1761 – 1804) – the illegitimate daughter of a Royal navy captain, John Lindsay and an African woman named Maria Belle – was raised at Kenwood House in north London by her great uncle, Lord Mansfield. This powerful, moving and gently subversive drama is a finely wrought tale, interweaving familial intrigue with stirring social history. It intelligently combines the pleasures of a costume drama with the still shameful legacy and lessons of the slave trade.

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