New Play: The Bride of Prejudice
This announcement of a new play about Byron just appeared online:
Announcing the world premiere of The Bride of Prejudice: The Marriage of Lord Byron, a new play by Peter Dunne, running Tuesday 5 October-Sunday 24 October; Tuesdays-Sundays (7:45pm) at Barons Court Theatre, 28A Comeragh Road, London, W14 9RH (Nearest Station Baron’s Court/West Kensington–Piccadilly and District Lines) Admission: £12 (Concs.£10)
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Following the success of The Remarkable Piety of The Infamous, Peter Dunne’s hilarious and unforgettable production about Oscar Wilde in Paris, Primrose Productions return to Baron’s Court Theatre with his new play, Bride of Prejudice, the story of Lord Byron’s marriage.
After the publication of Childe Harold in 1812 Whig society had a new idol, Lord Byron. Adored by the Beau Monde and in particular by Lady Caroline Lamb who hounded him relentlessly, his celebrity grew more notorious. Consequently he decided to marry and through the meditation of his confidante Lady Melbourne (known to her friends as “the Spider”), a match was proposed with her niece Annabella Milbank. Annabella refused his proposal on the basis of ‘the wicked nature of his principles’. Subsequently Byron’s half sister Augusta Leigh arrived in London to escape her husbands gambling debts. Byron found himself fatally drawn to this forbidden fruit and secretly they fell passionately in love. This doomed relationship and Annabella’s eventual acceptance of Byron’s proposal is the subject of this fascinating play, Bride of Prejudice.
For more information about Bride of Prejudice, or to interview cast or playwright, call 07951766355 or email Dunne3000@hotmail.com