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An exciting new theatre production, Poisoned Beds premiered in November 2018 and will tour once more from June 2019, starting at the Portsmouth Festivities in the Guildhall Studio for a one-off intimate show


Poisoned Beds is the captivating story of one woman’s personal liberation set against the fight for suffrage and the death of the Victorian oyster industry. Sussex actress Paula Tinker gives a virtuoso performance in a superb one-act script by Lucy Flannery & Greg Mosse, accompanied on stage by much-loved theatre composer John Gleadall.


The show is set in December 1918. Elizabeth Wells is preparing a concert to celebrate women’s suffrage and the end of the Great War. But she cannot celebrate the future without reconciling herself to her tragic past.


Poisoned Beds is a collaboration between two highly-regarded theatre writers and will delight audiences with its clever combination of comedy and sadness, sharp dialogue, unexpected plot twists and wonderfully witty lyrics.

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