David Glass Ensemble and OnSet present this visceral, Victorian punk production in their inimitably visual style. Satiric and passionate, physical and brooding – each moment is theatrical magic. The story follows Esther Summerson’s search for family and identity, set against a brutal legal system determined to destroy those beneath it. The themes of love, power and choice ring out loudly at this time of social upheaval.

Described as a “dazzling and powerful production” by Mike Alfreds (Shared Experience, National Theatre, RSC, The Globe). If you enjoyed the Ensemble’s award winning Gormenghast, you will love this.

The evening begins with forty minutes of immersive ‘Victorian Hell’ followed by the adaptation itself. Corsets and frock coats optional.


First UK performances will take place at Bath Spa University Theatre;

14th-16th September 2017

7.30pm & 2.30pm Saturday matinee



Produced by Konzept Arts & Ideas and generously supported by Santander Universities funding.

Due to tour nationally and internationally in 2018. For programming enquiries, please contact Natalie Richardson on