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The University of Northampton – The Gut Girls


The women of Deptford Foreign Cattle Market are up to their elbows in the guts of animals, working twelve or thirteen hours a day preparing meat for London’s butcher shops. They are pilloried, and marginalised, even if they are well-paid.

One local well-to-do woman decides that the Christian thing to do would be to teach these women how to act like young ladies and train them up for a life as maid-servants. ‘Improve’ them. Of course, it doesn’t work out that way: the women get laid off from their jobs and end up separated and even imprisoned via the wealthy houses of London society.

This performance is presented by 3rd year BA Acting students at the University of Northampton.

Image by André Bjørkhaug

 

Thu
12
May 22
to
Sat
14
May 22
Venue: Royal
Age: Recommended for ages 16+