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Outliers - Stories from the edge of history

Dec 17, 2019

Caroline Herschel stares at the stars. Recognition as an astronomer and scientist seems further away than even the most distant constellations. But her discovery of comets and her love for her work is contagious. It’s not long before Queen Charlotte, wife of King George III, takes notice... 

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Written by Eli Barraza


Performed by Aletta Lohmeyer


Produced by Adam Sibbald, Claudia Strange, and Alexander J Newall with April Sumner


Script edited by Sarah Kilby 


Directed by Alexander J Newall 


Edited by Michelle O’Toole and Alexander J Newall


Main theme arranged by Samuel D F Jones, adapted by Domini Hooper and Nick Hart from the original 17th century ballad ‘The Sea Martyrs’. 


Additional Music by Samuel D F Jones 


Artwork by Lyndon White

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