In Braddon’s 1862 novel Lady Audley’s Secret the central character is allowed to avoid arrest for the sake of the family name. But the ICVWW has tracked her down and we will be putting her on trial in a historic court house owned by the university. Using modern case law to ask what crimes she may have committed, actors Don’t Go Into the Cellar will stage the trial Lady Audley never had. With guidance from a modern Judge, the audience will be asked to serve as members of the jury and decide – is Lady Audley guilty? The dramatisation will be filmed for educational use, giving you a chance to make up your mind again and again...
This event is part of the Being Human festival - the UK’s only national festival of the humanities. As our festival events are free, not everyone who asks for tickets come to our events. To make sure we have a full house, we allocate more tickets than there are seats. We do our best to get the numbers right, but unfortunately we occasionally have to disappoint people. Admission is on a first-come-firstserved basis, so please arrive in good time for the start of the event.