Fri, Feb 25|
NZ Fringe presents 'A Very Great Mischief'
Time & Location
Feb 25, 2022, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM GMT-5
About the Event
Written by emerging playwright Laura Anthony (they/them), A Very Great Mischief tells the story of two British families turned upside down by the discovery that homoerotic tendencies are not exclusively male, no matter what the laws of Great Britain might declare.
The events which occur in this comedy of manners are inspired by the true story of a resolution to add 'acts of indecency by females' to then already-extant buggery laws of Great Britain. The clause was presented in August 1921 to amend Section 11 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act 1885, which was used to send Oscar Wilde to prison in 1895, for ‘committing acts of gross indecency with male persons. Such an amendment was lambasted by the Earl of Desart as 'a very great mischief' that would not deter women from same-sex encounters, but rather inform those who were not aware that they could engage in such acts.
See the live-to-tape performances at the 2022 NZ Fringe Festival! Please note the times listed are NZST. A 1PM Saturday show in NZST is an 8PM Friday show in EST. An 8PM Saturday show in NZST is a 3AM Saturday show in EST.
Laura Anthony, Cyréne Saussignac
Jessi Baden-Campbell, Lady Dorothea Thurston
Mari Blake, Miss Christine Granville
Andrea Rose Cardoni, Miss Roxane Thurston
Sky Nelson, Lewis Braye
Cameron Pillitteri, Mr. Antony Granville
Mark Simmons, Lord Cecil Thurston
L.A. Mars, Director
Rose Hanahan, Assistant Director
Lisa Geerhart, Stage Manager
Erin Sabat, Assistant Stage Manager
Stephen Crooks, Designer
Anne Bobis, Costumer
Thomas Donohoe, Technician