Screening of Lady Audley's Secret

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Canterbury Christ Church University

North Holmes Road

Canterbury, United Kingdom

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This event features a screening of the 2000 film based on Mary Braddon’s bestselling sensation novel Lady Audley’s Secret. One of the most famous of the 1860s sensation novels, Mary Braddon’s story of the captivating but ruthless Lady Audley spoke to the darkest fears of its audience, tapping into the divisive debate over gender roles in the context of an emerging women’s movement. The screening will be followed by an informal discussion of the film’s artistic choices in reinterpreting Lady Audley for a modern audience. The discussion will be facilitated by the director of the International Centre for Victorian Women Writers. Room tbc.


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-first served basis, so please arrive in good time for the start of the event.

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