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Mrs Beeton, My Sister - Rescheduled

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Mrs Beeton, My Sister - Rescheduled

Rural Arts Thirsk
Wednesday 10th March

Award-winning playwright Alison Neil stars in a fascinating one-woman play as Bessie Mayson, the sister of Mrs Beeton.

She provides a lively and moving account of Mrs Beeton's extraordinary life...

Many years after Isabella Beeton's untimely death, Bessie Mayson muses on the fate of her famous big sister. They were the eldest of 21 children, brought up in the Grand Stand at Epsom Race Course. Quiet, obedient Isabella fell for  a charming publisher called Sam Beeton, and joined his rackety life in journalism, culminating in her world-famous "Beeton's Book of Household Management". Her family disapproved. But were they right? Thirty years on, Bessie is not so sure...


"Excellent - both the performance and the audience reaction! Alison Neil is a top performer whose presentation informed, entertained and often moved a very appreciative audience."

– Carmathen Arts

"Alison Neil is an actress of such consummate skill that an evening in her company is not to be missed."

– Yarcombe Voices

Alison Neil's Website

Please note: We do not issue physical tickets. Please use your email order confirmation as proof of purchase.

Making changes: We’ve introduced concessions for under 25s, full-time students, over 65s, disabled and unemployed people.

Wednesday 10th March, 2021, 7.30pm
Concession (Students) 8.00
Adult Ticket 10.00
Concession (Over 65's) 8.00
Concession (Under 25's) 8.00
Concession (Unemployed) 8.00
Concession (Disabled) 8.00

Disability Access

Car Parking

The Courthouse offers disabled parking for Blue Badge owners. If you will be needing to use the disabled parking please contact us prior to arrival so we can reserve you a place in our carpark. 

Wheel Chair Access

The Courthouse has wheel chair access into, and throughout, the building. There is a lift providing access to the second floor and disabled toilet.

If you are coming to a workshop or performance please let us know in advance so we can allocate a space for you in the audience or studio.


If you have purchased a place on a workshop or to one of our performances at The Courthouse and are bringing a carer with you, please let us know when you book your place. Carers are welcome to attend the activity, but if they wish to participate they will need to book a place. 

Assistance Dogs

Assistance Dogs are allowed in the building.

How To Find The Venue

Planning Your Visit

  • A short walk from Thirsk Market Place
  • Local parking
  • Disabled parking, access and toilet
  • Games, books and activities for children
  • Children’s menu
  • Baby changing facilities
  • High chair


Mrs Beeton, My Sister - Rescheduled

Mrs Beeton, My Sister - Rescheduled
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