Alone in a silent room, a man waits for a knock on his door. As the minutes tick by, he remembers a life filled with daring and laughter, with parties and heartbreak - a life spent searching for the courage to truly be himself. Inspired by the true story of the strange life and lonely death of Mr. Ernest Boulton - one half of the infamous Victorian cross-dressing duo Fanny and Stella - STELLA is an intimate meditation on the fine art of keeping one's nerve as the lights go out. Performed amidst the newly restored splendours of one of London's oldest surviving music-hall interiors, it is a theatrical love-letter to a truly remarkable person.
Part of the London International Festival of Theatre