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Lord Arthur’s Bed

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A play exploring homosexual relationships from the 19th century to today. Read More >

Following sell-out performances in Brighton and Manchester, Theatre North comes to London with a new play about the lives of gay men today and in the 19th century.

2008 – City slickers Donald and Jim are celebrating their civil partnership.

1868 – Wealthy young cross-dressers Ernest (Stella) and Fred (Fanny) are celebrating Stella’s ‘marriage’ to Lord Arthur Clinton MP.

Weaving these stories together, this powerful and funny play dramatises the farcical trial that gripped the nation 25 years before the downfall of Oscar Wilde.

Contains nudity and adult content. Suitable for ages 16+.


Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 21/10/2008

Closing Night: 02/11/2008

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Cast & Creative


Paul Kendrick, Paul Spruce


Producer - Theatre North

Author - Martin Lewton

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