Acclaimed playwright Laura Wade brings Sarah Waters’ bestselling novel to the stage for the first time at the Lyric Hammersmith.

Set in 1887, Tipping The Velvet follows Nancy Astley as she sits in the audience at her local music hall. She doesn’t know it yet, but the next act on the bill will change her life. Tonight is the night she’ll fall in love… with the thrill of the stage and with Kitty Butler, a girl who wears trousers. Giddy with desire and hungry for experience, Nancy follows Kitty to London where unimaginable adventures await.

A Lyric Hammersmith and Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh co-production, Tipping The Velvet reunites Wade and director Lyndsey Turner following their work on Royal Court hit Posh.

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