The Knicker Lady comes to Weston

PUBLISHED: 09:00 11 May 2011

The Knicker Lady

The Knicker Lady


HIT show The Knicker Lady will be performed at Weston's Blakehay theatre this month.

The Knicker Lady is the popular play which romps through the history of the humble knicker with a tempo and hilarity that leaves audiences spellbound and dying for more.

Audiences - men and women, the young and not so young – have been rocking in aisles of theatres throughout the UK at the brilliantly funny one woman show as Rosemary Hawthorne, actress, writer and fashion historian tells the fascinating and often hilarious story of women and their knickers over the last two centuries while introducing her audience to some of the women who might have worn them.

Audiences are transported back to the muslin clad elegance of Jane Austen’s England, the corset bound nineteenth century, the suffragettes and daring darlings of the roaring twenties.

With charismatic vivacity The Knicker Lady scrutinises, like never before, the liberty bodice, school knickers, the mighty Y-front and much much more... there isn’t a brief left unturned!

Rosemary is a classically trained actress - a scholar of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).

She cultivated her passion for ‘old’ clothes of the past centuries and their sociological link with women’s lives. She became a respected and well-known fashion historian, with her own private collection.

Armed with The Rosemary Hawthorne Collection of genuine, historical bloomers, bras, drawers and a large helping of wit, Rosemary’s reputation quickly grew and The Knicker Lady was born.

Frequently featured in the media, her television and radio credits include Antiques Roadshow, The One Show, The Victorians with Jeremy Paxman, and Woman’s Hour.

The Knicker Lady will be staged at The Blakehay on May 19.

Tickets, £11.50 reserved, are available from the box office on 01934 632575.

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