The Rude Mechanicals Theatre Co presents “The Dressing Book” @ Whitstable Castle Teagardens

July 10, 2024

Starts at 7.30pm

The Rudes will soon be here!

‘The Dressing Book’ – an original play

Wednesday 10th July at 7.30pm.

 Outdoors in the Tower Hill Tea Gardens

The very popular Rude Mechanical Theatre Co are coming back to Whitstable again!  Don’t miss them! Come with your own low-backed chairs from 6.00 for picnics.

It is both an hilarious comedy – When two ladies turn up to a ball in identical dresses a fracas follows! – but equally poetic and tender. It is set in 1795 in Tunbridge Wells but plays games with time and social status and has a twist in the tail. It follows the ‘social round’ of Maybelline who records which dresses she wears for each event in her ‘dressing book’ – and the men she encounters while wearing them. The play opens a window on the way clothes were – and still are – a means by which men could control the separated public and private worlds of women. Has anything changed? Through a process of ‘magic realism’ the action changes to the 1960’s and Maybelline’s clothes, which had been her prison, now set her free.

TICKETS – £24 with concessions from £10. Come in groups. It’s cheaper!

Available now on the company’s website – Or ring 01323-501260. Get it in your diaries now!