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Independent Means archiveIndependent Means tells the story of young woman Sidney Forsyth, newly married to Edgar, whose family business interests have run into trouble. Sidney senses an opportunity to strike out and make money for herself, independent of Edgar. The legendary Annie Horniman is rightly celebrated as the founding figure of British repertory theatre, and to mark the centenary of the opening of her Gaiety Theatre on Peter Street in 1908, the Library is reviving Independent Means by Stanley Houghton, one of the ‘Manchester School’ playwrights she championed. Considered ground-breaking when it debuted at the Gaiety in August 1909, Houghton’s feminist comedy was written after Hindle Wakes.
Performers Ruth Gibson (Sidney), Geoff Breton (Edgar), Olwen May (Mrs Forsyth), Rupert Frazer (John Forsyth), Richard Albrecht (Samuel Ritchie), Sarah Parks (Jane Gregory).
Author Stanley Houghton. Producer Library Theatre Manchester. Director Chris Honer.

Independent Means

Independent Means (Play) production archive for QTIX code T0399714502. Details of all Independent Means archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S01966634819

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