A Lowland Cinderella (1921). One of Britain's first feature films. Local film star Joan Morgan stars as Hester, whose story of misfortune, manipulation, love and redemption mirrors that of Cinderella.

Event Date:
Sep 16 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location:
Ropetackle Arts Centre,
Little High Street,
Shoreham-by-Sea


Set between the highlands of Scotland, intertitles provide chapter titles, such as “A Great Day” and “The Storm Comes” and dialogue between characters, also introducing the characters and their players. A Lowland Cinderella, also known as A Highland Maid, is an adaptation of S. R. Crockett’s novel by Sidney Morgan, made in the summer of 1921 on location and at his Shoreham Beach Studio, the first and only film studio complex in West Sussex.

The Shoreham studios operated between 1919 and 1923 as Progress Films, run by Sidney Morgan , at a site near to the Church of the Good Shepherd. The glass building was built by F. L. Lyndhurst of the Sealight Film Company. Acquired in 1918 by Progress Films in 1919, parts were destroyed by fire in 1922 and the company went bankrupt. Sidney Morgan made seventeen features in the studios for the British film market. Joan Morgan, Sidney’s daughter, became the star of the studio.

This film has additional music by Shoreham musician, Richard Durrant in 1994.

Free, but pre-booking is required. Booking opens on 20 August 2023 at www.ticketsource.co.uk/shoreham-society

A Heritage Open Days 2023 event organised by the Shoreham Society.

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