Review: Escaping the Storm Marie Stopes on the Isle of Portland

Historic Heroines, Reviews

How do you solve a problem like Marie Stopes? A new play by Dorset-based AsOne Theatre company has made a good attempt to. Escaping the Storm examines Stopes’ life through the lens of her time on Portland, where she bought the lighthouse she retreated to amidst the storm of public outcry that often surrounded her.

Stopes was a hugely controversial figure, whose work arguably impacted the lives of millions of women positively, and yet she also held some deeply disturbing views.

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