Scary Little Girls

Salon du Chocolat

Allow the Salon du Chocolat to stimulate your senses!

When chocolate was first introduced in England in the 1600s, it was considered a taboo substance, enjoyed only by the risqué and elite in private salons. Some of our finest literature was also once considered too provocative for public consumption and was heard in similar salon environments by only the boldest of ears. Scary Little Girls recreate these intimate environs, combining mouth-watering chocolate treats with tales of the secret, banned and scandalous from authors such as Lord Byron, John Donne, Angela Carter and Joanne Harris.

90 minutes performance time, including interval. Age guidance 14+

Scary Little Girls is an English production company with a passion for stories that are historically or culturally excluded. Most of their work revolves around literary, feminist and historical themes. They have appeared regularly at the Edinburgh Fringe as well as at Glastonbury Festival.

The theme of chocolate continues, following on from Joanne Harris' 5.30pm event about  the characters from Chocolat.  To celebrate our love of chocolate, why not indulge in a double helping and take advantage of our double ticket offer?

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Borderlines Book Festival has been developed through partnership working between public and private enterprise. The three partners are: Bookends of Carlisle; Cumbria County Council’s Library Service and Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Trust.

Bookends Cumbria County Council's Library Service Tullie House

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