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Dear Marie Stopes

  • Wellcome Centre 183 Euston Road London, England United Kingdom (map)

Marie Stopes, women’s rights campaigner and family planning pioneer, first published her controversial sex manual ‘Married Love’ in 1918, revolutionising the way people understood sex, desire, and sexual health. A century on, ‘Dear Marie Stopes,’ uses extracts from thousands of emotionally-charged letters Stopes received in response to the book to explore this unique snapshot of a society’s sex life 100 years ago. The performance takes place inside the Wellcome Collection, home to the archive of letters. The world premiere of Alex Mills' new opera for Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival, commissioned by The Wellcome Centre and developed at the Barbican.

Tickets available here from 27th July.

Earlier Event: August 11
Dear Marie Stopes
Later Event: October 14
East West Street