In nineteenth century Yorkshire wealthy orphan Anne Lister lives with an aunt and uncle, anxious for her to marry well and blissfully - unaware that she is a lesbian. Anne is recording her thoughts and exploits in a coded diary. When her lover Mariana Belcombe makes a marriage of convenience to rich old Charles Lawton she feels betrayed and, although Mariana visits her,the relationship is going nowhere. Helped by old flame Tib she makes a play for innocent Miss Browne but sees she is barking up the wrong tree and diverts herself by renovating the family hall. A drunken Tib almost exposes her secret and scornful mine-owner Christopher Rawson, whose marriage proposal she rejects, tells her that her sexuality is a subject of local gossip....
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I don't want a husband. I appreciate your efforts in finding me a suitor. I really do but you really don't have to bother.
But Child. Don't you want a husband and little ones and life about the house?
I want my independence. I want to keep my name and I want to be proud Lister until the day I die. Like you Both. You are the model, how I wish to live.
Well... As you wish.
I shan't be lonely Aunt. I hope to seddle with a female companion.
Someone who suites me. There will be no fortune ...
Rock of Ages
Music by Thomas Hastings
Lyrics by Augustus Montague Toplady See more