05:30 pm - 08:30 pmEvent Category: Click to Register
Draper Together/Theatre at Draper Hall
DRAPER HALL junction with Newington Butts, LONDON, SE17 3AN
LONDON, LONDON, GB, SE17 3AN
It’s 17th-century Paris and Julie d’Aubigny Maupin is the talk of the town.
Publicly, she’s a titillating scandal; privately, she battles with demons she cannot name and tries on many identities as she seeks to find herself. The life of the woman known as “La Maupin” reads like something Alexandre Dumas and Oscar Wilde might have dreamt up in an evening of drinking together, but amazingly it’s true. Julie d’Aubigny Maupin—a cross-dressing, swordfighter, opera singer, duellist, and bi-sexual adventuress—shrugged off the expected norms of her day and became a timeless legend. More than an adventurous life, Maupin’s struggles give us insight into our own quests to find a true identity. It’s a story for anyone who has ever wondered what it would be like to be the person no one expects them to be.
We are proud to be welcoming back to Draper Hall Canadian playwright and performer Margo MacDonald who staged here the London premiere of her sold out out play The Elephant Girls in 2017.
This will be a reading of her new play Maupin and yet another London premiere for Draper Hall.
Doors open at 4.30pm – buffet and drinks available (vegan alternatives) reading starts at 5.30pm
Theatre @DraperHall is curated by its Artistic Director Stefania Bochicchio, CEO of Infallible Productions, member of the EdFringe society and UK co-director of the ITI (International Theatre Institute), the largest arts organisation in the world.
ITI was created on the initiative of the first UNESCO Director General, Sir Julian Huxley, and the playwright and novelist, JB Priestly in 1948, just after the Second World War, and at the beginning of the Cold War, when the Iron Curtain divided the East and the West. Its aim is to promote communication and understanding between people though the practice and performance of the Arts,