A one woman performance by an Actress and a Storyteller, Julie Ann Cooper , revealing the mysterious tale of George Eliot, in order to unmask the real George Eliot, the woman behind the name. Who was Mary Ann Evans , and who is George Eliot?
George Eliot’s life story is as dramatic and challenging as her own novels, and equally as intriguing and inspiring as her own story lines. George Eliot, alias Mary Ann Evans, plays both the protagonist and the antagonist in her own life story .
We see her find courage to step outside the normal path of women her own age and class, as she follows her own ideas, challenges the status quo and at times goes against the world around her. So determined was George Eliot to fulfil her destiny, that she bravely faced the consequences and wrath from both family and society. Her amazing novels were just the tip of the iceberg, to the real life drama going on inside her own life.
An ongoing performance during 2019 at other venues.
Suitable for Adults and older children 12+.
6.00pm – 8.00pm with interval
Julie Ann Cooper is an Actress and a Storyteller based in the Midlands, but who works nationally across the country.
In 2007 she set up Intimate Productions currently called J.A.C’s Intimate Productions of Dramatic Storytelling , with the aim to bring Drama and Storytelling to all people, both Adults and Children, in the belief the ‘STORY’, ‘POETRY’ and ‘DRAMA’ have an intrinsic part and intimate relationship to play, in today’s society as it did in the ancient past. As part of ‘Story’ she acknowledges the importance of History, and some of JAC’s Intimate Productions , have been to Re-Awaken the Past, in order to tell the Story, whether it be the Gun Powder Plotters, Edith Cavell, or Emmeline Pankhurst.
Her exploration of Story in Literature has involved celebrating the Authors both of Adult and Children’s fiction, from Jane Austen, Charles Dickens to Beatrix Potter.
Over the years she has worked for Libraries, Museums, National Trusts and Festivals.
Leaving school she trained in Fine Art Illustration, and then in 1994 trained as an Actor at the Birmingham Theatre School, and still continues to work as a Professional Actress, and also Voice over Actor. She has worked with independent film companies and various theatre companies playing the Roles such as Mrs Linde in ‘The Dolls House’ by Ibsen with Generator Theatre Company, Magdalena in ‘Blood Wedding’ by Lorca at Swansea Grand Theatre Arts Wing, and Susanna Shakespeare in ‘The Quiney Affaire’ by Reg Mitchell at The Other Place ,Stratford Upon Avon. Imdb Julie Thursham / www.spotlight.com