Gwyneth Keyworth

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The Life and Times of Fanny Hill

Role Swallow
Director Michael Oakley
Bristol Old Vic

Based on the erotic novel by John Cleland, the play tells the story of country girl Fanny who leaves her small hometown to seek fortune in the capital, only to fall into a life of working in Georgian brothels. 

Gwyneth plays Swallow, a young girl with a haunted past who is asked to take on the lead role of young Fanny when Fanny calls for a reconstruction of her memoirs. Cleland’s 1748 novel was banned – and the play is a witty retelling of Fanny’s story from her own point of view.  


Keyworth is heartbreakingly good

Lyn Gardner
The Guardian

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