South Street presents a SITELINES production

SITELINES presents Amelia

Venue: Sitelines (Directions)

Wed 17 Jul to Sun 21 Jul

Advisory age: 12+

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Content warning: baby loss, infant mortality

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 SITELINES production, created and performed by the same team who brought you 'Jackson's Corner', 'The Final Whistle', 'The Great British Bump Off' and 'Kaspar'. A provocative promenade show that walks in the steps of Amelia.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Created & Performed by Cassie Friend & Benedict Sandiford
with Sabina Netherclift
Produced by John Luther (for South Street)

Caversham Lock & View Island. The show will start outside the Thames Lido.
Wednesday 17 – Sunday 21 July 2019
Wednesday – Friday, 6pm;
Saturday & Sunday, 12, 3 & 6pm
Running time: 
Approx. 55 minutes


Important: This is an outdoor, promenade performance, so please dress for the weather & for walking, please note this performance is not accessible for wheelchair users.
No latecomers - please arrive in plenty of time.

Ticket information

£14, £12 South Street Members

Venue info


SITELINES is a programme of theatre in unusual spaces run by South Street Arts Centre all year round. Please check specific show information for details of individual performance locations.

Contact: 0118 9606060

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