In March 1896, a brown paper package was found floating in the river at Caversham lock.
What was discovered inside brought an end to the chilling career of baby farmer Amelia Dyer.
Exploiting the train lines, the ineptitude of the police and the desperation of women in the Victorian era, Dyer is believed to be responsible for 400 infant deaths. An original, provocative and innovative promenade show that walks in the steps of Amelia.
'Amelia' was originally staged in 2019 and returns by popular demand having received glowing reviews from audiences. The original creative team of South Street resident artists returns.
Created & performed by Cassie Friend, Benedict Sandiford & Sabina Netherclift
Written by Benedict Sandiford
Produced by John Luther
Production Manager: Adrian Croton
Stage Manager: Zoe Gibson
Caversham Lock & View Island
Please arrive at Thames Lido.
£15, £13 South Street Members
Audiences are limited to 20 per show.
The show promenades around View Island & audiences will be on their feet for most of the show.
Please dress for the weather.
All government guidelines for public performance will be adhered to at the time of the show.
"Innovative and captivating. A local story that was conveyed with skill and the right level of emotion. We all loved it."
"Excellent, imaginative telling of this well-known Reading true story."