Lord Byron: Dangerous to Know

Newstead Abbey Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG15 8NA
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Saturday 27th April | 2024 | 7pm - 8.30pm
Newstead Abbey

The Byron Society is supporting a thrilling new preview performance of a new play by CLAIR/OBSCUR Theatre about the devastating, dashing, and brilliant Lord Byron, which will be performed at Lord Byron’s ancestral home, the beautiful and gothic Newstead Abbey (in Nottinghamshire).

Summer 1841. Claire Clairmont, Lord Byron’s former mistress, has just laid her mother to rest before heading back to Europe. However, a letter with a secret passed to Claire at the funeral has raked up painful memories about their scandalous affair and a nagging conviction that she must uncover the truth.

Resolving she cannot do this alone, Claire co-opts her half sister, Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein to help. After all, Mary was part of the Byron set; she’ll know what to do. However, the past is sordid, murky and digging for answers requires getting your hands dirty. And are they prepared for what will be unearthed?

CLAIR/OBSCUR offers a reappraisal of the legendary poet to mark the bicentenary of his death in 2024..

Performance is approx. 1 hour. There is an optional bar  from 7pm prior to performance, bar is payable on the evening.

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