Radclyffe Hall’s pioneering novel about love between women which became the centre of a 1928 obscenity trial will be brought to life in the BBC Radio 4 play The Trial of The Well of Loneliness on Saturday January 25 at 3pm.
The novel remains an iconic portrayal of lesbian relationships and contains the passionate plea: “Give us also the right to our existence!” It was following the trial that Radclyffe Hall, and her long-term lover Una, Lady Troubridge, moved to Rye and lived in their “beloved Forecastle” in Hucksteps Row until 1940.
The radio drama has been written by award winning playwright Shelley Silas and directed by BBC radio producer and writer Emma Harding. It forms part of Riot Girls, a series of no-holds-barred dramas written by women, featuring extraordinary female characters and their lives. If you miss the broadcast on Saturday you can catch it again on BBC Sounds.
Source: BBC website
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