At Home with Joan Ghost

When the Mayflower Pilgrims were planning their voyage from Southampton in 1620, the widow Joan Ghost was living on Bugle Street, running an unlicensed tippling house, taking in lodgers and selling bread, butter, cheese, pease and apples outside the town markets.

As part of the Mayflower 400 Anniversary Programme in Southampton, 'At Home with Joan Ghost – A tale of the Old World and The New' invites you to join 'Joan' at the house where she lived, one of Southampton's finest remaining Tudor private homes.

There, she will reminisce about her life in Southampton; her husband William, a mariner who had sailed to the Newfoundland; her neighbour, the Earl of Southampton; seeing Shakespeare perform at the Guildhall and hear the gossip about the Alden family and their son, John, who went to join the Pilgrims.

Hosted by The Cassy family, performances take place on Sunday, 2 August and Thursday, 13 August. Spaces are strictly limited and is pre-booking essential.

Joan Ghost has made possible thanks to the kind permission of the Sarah Siddons Fan Club Theatre.

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