Emily Dickinson & I is now SOLD OUT. We look forward to hosting this performance, and be sure to secure your ticket early for our other upcoming theatre performances.

Movingly told and intensely personal, actress Edie Campbell tells the story of the attempt to produce the work that will capture Emily’s essence ‘using only Emily’s words’. It’s a play about writing, acting and getting into Emily Dickinson’s dress.

Presented by LynchPin Theatre Company.
Performed by Edie Campbell
Directed by Jack Lynch
Devised by Jack Lynch and Edie Campbell

Event Details
  • Doors and bar open at 7:00pm
  • Show from 7:30-10:00pm
  • Fully license bar is open during the production
Reviews for Emily Dickinson & I: the journey of a portrayal

Campbell… expertly highlights what it means to be truly in love with literature. A warm and delicious paean to the bibliophile in us all.’ **** THE LIST

leaves you with the realization and the belief that in a world scarred by violence and betrayal, extraordinary beauty still abounds.’ *****  SEE Magazine, Canada

Emily Dickinson & I presents a fresh and original look at America's foremost female poet, as actress Edie Campbell takes the audience through a 14-year journey of writing, acting, and getting into Emily Dickinson's dress. What results is a beautifully woven biography of both artists as Edie makes sense of her own experiences through Emily's letters and poems. When is a biographical portrayal not autobiographical?

a production of rare integrity, neither puffing up nor romanticising a literary figure that impresarios and academics might have thought they owned.’ **** Critics’ Choice, The Scotsman

The play had a very successful run at the Edinburgh Festival in 2000 and has since toured the UK and been performed at venues in Europe, Canada and the United States. LynchPin is delighted that the 25th anniversary of LynchPin Theatre’s first production will be at Petersfield Museum.

‘A courageous and very personal look at life and death, commitment to art and love.’  *****  Edmonton Journal, Canada

Campbell is electric’  TIME OUT

Edie Campbell (Performer and Deviser)

Edie trained at Guildford School of Acting. In 2022 she played Miriam in the European premiere of Jennifer Fawcett’s Apples in Winter (Playground Theatre, London) for which she was a finalist for the OFFIE Award for Best Solo Performance in a Play. Other roles include: The Journalist Old Abe (Petersfield Museum); Alice Comyns Carr Rotten Perfect (Watts Gallery); Mrs Cheveley An Ideal Husband (Electric Theatre); Henry V/Prince Hal The Wooden O; Elsa Road to Mecca; Célimène The Misanthrope; Rosie Dancing at Lughnasa(Riverside Theatre, Iowa); Bess Abundance; Me HIM (University of Iowa Theatres); Emily Stilson Wings (Liar’s Theatre, Iowa); and Alison Look Back in Anger (Pegasus, Oxford). Edie also directs for LynchPin, most recently I Take Your Hand in Mine for Petersfield Museum.

Jack Lynch (Director and Deviser)

Founding Member of LynchPin, Jack trained at The Naropa University, Boulder (BA) and University of Iowa (undergraduate and MFA). He has taught at Central School of Speech and Drama, Greenwich University, Guildford School of Acting, and Guildford College; co-devised Emily Dickinson & I, the journey of a portrayal, and Cloning Mary Shelley (with and for Edie Campbell); Consider This… (employing stories from The Forgivenness Project); and You Give Me Fever - the Phaedra Cabaret. Jack created ScripTease rehearsed readings for LynchPin which ran almost monthly from 2009-2019.

Captivating – I recommend it unreservedly!
Margaret Drabble, Evening Standard
Actor Edie Campbell


"...absolutely flawless. A courageous and very personal look at life and death, commitment to art and love.’ *****  Edmonton Journal, Canada

‘…leaves you with the realization and the belief that in a world scarred by violence and betrayal, extraordinary beauty still abounds.’ ***** SEE Magazine, Canada

‘a production of rare integrity‘  **** Critics’ Choice, The Scotsman