In My Fathers House

Producer: York Theatre Royal Youth Theatre

Writer: Danusia Iwaszko

Director: Matt Harper

Viscount Fairfax bought Fairfax House for his daughter Anne in 1760. His ambition was for her to raise a family, an heir for him, and live contentedly surrounded by wealth in the bustling centre of York. However, Anne’s life was to take a very different course. This site specific performance at Fairfax House, by York Theatre Royal’s 14 – 16s Youth Theatre, was commissioned to reflect the history and hidden stories of the house and will be performed in the very rooms where Anne lived.

Incident by incident, room by room, visitor by visitor, her story emerges in this snapshot of Georgian life, its etiquette and class divisions. All life is here, from gossiping kitchen maids to a nun, ladies of the night to la-di-da Ladies, in a guided tour, history lesson and short play that is playful, intriguing, informative and revealing. York Press

 

 Photopgraphy credit: James Drury 

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