Cambridge Street Players
by Ros Connelly
Anglia Ruskin University for the International Conference
'Ruskin the Educator'
Saturday April 11th 2015, at 1.30pm
While the conference looked in depth at the serious side of Ruskin's work as an educator, green and social campaigner, artist and art critic, Cambridge Street Players took a short, light-hearted look at some of his relationships with women.
Ruskin's Women suggested, tentatively, how these encounters, drawn from his own writings and recollections of his youthful infatuations, plus the odd bit of gossip, might have affected his views on women's sphere and education.
Costumes superb and the acting and sheer professionalism of the whole cast was a perfect joy.
Professor Valerie Purton, Anglia Ruskin University
Older Ruskin – Barry Evans
Cary – Izzy Rees
Noah – Henry Lay
Young Ruskin – Ben Kidder
Effie – Kirsty Harris
Adele – Flaviana Cruz
Charlotte – Lydia Baulard Cato
Costumes by Classworks Costumes, Cambridge
Photographs by Will Smythe