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The Gut Girls

Every time I think of those poor creatures my heart goes out to them.

Poor is one thing they’re not.

The Gut Girls of the Deptford Foreign Cattle Market were well-paid to do a horrible job until a local aristocrat took an interest in “improving them.” But would they rather be polite servants in good homes? And what choice did they have?

Sarah Daniels’ knife sharp dissection of Victorian women’s work offers a boisterous, funny and shocking reflection to today’s struggles for freedom and fairness.

It will be performed and stage managed by a company of women prisoners and professionals.


Written by
Sarah Daniels
Directed by
Stef O'Driscoll
Set Design by
Sandra Falase
Lighting Design by
Tony Simpson
Sound Design by
Hattie North
Choreography by
Hayley Chilvers
Women Prisoner actors and George Whitehead

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