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'Fall of Duty' at the King's Head, Islington
« on: May 31, 2017, 08:42:56 AM »
Elsie Janis was a lesbian actress, writer and producer in Hollywood and on Broadway. She was close friends with Eva Le Gallienne.
A new play, 'Fall of Duty' focuses on her West End debut in 'The Passing Show of 1914' and her subsequent engagement (as a public relations exercise) to co-star Basil Hallam.
The play is the latest from the pen of Ali Child and is directed for Behind The Lines by Rosie Wakley. It is coming to the King's Head, Islington on 15th and 16th July at 5.00p.m. following a successful run at Brighton Fringe where reactions included:

'an extremely tight show...memorable...a small, real gem....Highly Recommended Fringe Review
'charming' *** Fringe Hub
'intricate and clever...a touching tale' *** Fringe Guru
Besides recreating Basil and Elsie's double act the play also tells the contemporary, autobiographical story of 21 year old Jack's reaction to his mother coming out as a lesbian. In many ways it's a sequel to Behind The Lines' lesbian Shirley Valentine story 'Deep in The Heart of Me'. Alison plays middle aged academic Sue and her son Harry plays the recalcitrant Jack.
Rosie and Ali very much hope Gingerbeer members will come and see the show. On Saturday 15th they'll be in the bar afterwards from 6.30p.m. to greet any Gingerbeer members and answer questions on the show.
Tickets can be booked from the King's Head Theatre website:

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