Miss Fortune’s Portmanteau was a re-imagining of events in the lives of 7 Victorian Halifax women, presented against the beautiful back drop of the Women’s Council House at 989 Young Avenue, in Halifax. The show ran between Sunday November 23rd and Sunday November 30th, 2014. The audience experienced a unique and lively hour of music, theatre, performance, and improvisation, during which Miss Fortune’s Portmanteau (an antique steamer trunk) came alive with images, costumes, objects, smells and sounds. The audience was not only watching the show, but was on stage with each character, as if taking part in the action.
Miss Fortune by RAYNA SMITH-CAMP + Mary Howard / Broken Body by JANICE JACKSON
Sarah Clinch and Fish Monger by SARAH ALBU + Halifax Woman and Cook by EMMA LEIGH RIVERA
Barbara Lounder – Persnickety Playwright
Janice Jackson – Dazzling Directrice
Lukas Pearse – Marvelous Music
Robert Bean – Phantom Photography
Arianne Pollet-Brannen – Fancy Fashions