AsOne Theatre Company present
Mary Anning - ‘Lost in Time’
Mary Anning is “probably the most important unsung (or inadequately sung) collecting force in the history of paleontology” Stephen Jay Gould.
It is 1846, and the little town of Lyme Regis is battered by howling winter-gales. Dying and increasingly dependent on laudanum, fossil hunter, Mary Anning reflects on her life. By challenging the status quo whilst making remarkable strides in a male dominated scientific world, her work threatens to disprove the very foundations she was raised on. Haunted by hallucinations of friends, enemies and even the creatures she spent her life hacking out of the living rock, Anning tries to make sense of her existence in her last moments. AsOne bring their signature magical blend of narrative, movement, music and visuals to tell this true story about legacy and coming to terms with the past.
Written for AsOne by Peter John Cooper
Directed by Marta Vella
Music by Joe Butcher
Produced by AsOne theatre
Project managed by Jane McKell and Vikesh Godhwani
“A daring and provocative production"
Chris Aziz, audience member, on Escaping the Storm 2019
“Instructive, thought-provoking and enjoyable. Quite a combination!” Minette Walters, Author, on Passion 2014
“A theatrical treasure of the future” Marion Cox, Dorset Echo, on She Opened the Door 2010