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      August 30, 2019

      Friday   7:00 PM

      King St
      Bristol, Bristol, City of

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      Gentleman Jack & Extraordinary Women

      In a rare appearance, award-winning writer and director Sally Wainwright (creator of Gentleman Jack, Happy Valley, Last Tango in Halifax) brings the story of Gentleman Jack to Bristol.   Sally is joined by Anne Choma, the series historian, researcher and author of ‘Gentleman Jack: The Real Anne Lister’. In a special twist to the evening, award-winning duo O’Hooley and Tidow, creators of the show’s title track will perform a selection of songs celebrating extraordinary women.   Hear about the story behind the show, and its journey to primetime. Get an insight into Anne Lister and the creativity that drives one of the UK’s most celebrated directors. ABOUT GENTLEMAN JACK Gentleman Jack tells the remarkable story of Anne Lister (1791 - 1840 ) a fearless and charismatic landowner, industrialist and explorer, determined to explore her sexuality. Anne Lister forged her own path in a society that had no language to define her.   A prolific diarist, Lister produced 5 million words, her journals now recognised by Unesco as a document of international significance. Saved from obscurity, the diaries, have secured Anne Lister’s legacy as one of the most fascinating figures of the 19th century.   Gentleman Jack is commissioned by HBO and BBC One. The event is produced by Indigo in collaboration with Bristol Festival of Ideas. *Due to demand, the event has been moved to Bristol Old Vic, seating remains unreserved. 

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