Sunday, 11 November 2012

Family history theatre at Oswestry Library

As well as being entertaining theatre, this performance charts the changes that have been made in family history research, researching and Francesca herself since she began trying to find Miss Gibbs over seven years ago.

If you are just starting tracing your family history - this show will be helpful & show how lucky you are.

If you have been tracing your family history for years - it will remind you how much easier things are today for the genealogist!

Friday 16th November at 7pm: Oswestry Library

Age range: 14+
Tickets: Adult - £8.00   Child - £5.00   Family - £25.00  
Contact: 01691 677388
To book on line - go to  - and click on Live Events


 After a successful run at Edinburgh Fringe 2011, ‘Me, Myself and Miss Gibbs’ is touring with Arts Alive.  This intriguing one woman show started with a second hand postcard, which shows a picture of Lincoln cathedral and was sent in 1910 to a Miss I. Gibbs bearing the words:  “Be careful tomorrow.  A.C.”

Francesca Millican Slater investigates the cryptic message sent 100 years ago and an intricate story unfolds; part detective noir, part lecture and part biography:  What happens when she starts tracing a history that isn’t her own?  Why did Miss Gibbs have to be careful tomorrow?  The publication of the 1911 census enabled Francesca to find out even more about Miss Gibbs and to update her show for new audiences.

‘Me, Myself and Miss Gibbs’ is an intimate crafted performance full of human warmth for anyone who likes a good yarn or is simply interested in exploring the human stories behind historic source material. 

‘Clever and touching‘  The Guardian   ‘Compelling * * * *’  The Scotsman

‘On a stage that slowly becomes encircled with maps, photographs and marriage certificates, Millican-Slater traces a history of early deaths, orphanages and suffragette protest, creating a capsule of Edwardian London. She ends with a quiet surprise that it would be unjust to reveal.’  The Observer

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