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TIPPING THE VELVET is a 3 part story of Nancy Astley, an oyster girl from the English town of Whitstable. Nancy falls in love with a stage performer named Kitty Butler. TIPPING THE VELVET derives from the Victorian era euphemism for cunnilingus. Nancy is played by Rachael Stirling, the daughter of Dame Diana Rigg. 1st Act. Nan moves to London and becomes a dresser for Kitty Butler, Kitty’s act is that of dressing up in men’s clothes and performing in the dancehalls of London. Nan quickly becomes part of the act, and they become lovers hot and heavy. Kitty dumps Nan and breaks Nan’s heart into a thousand tiny little pieces. 2nd Act. Heartbroken, and Heartsick Nan moves out and after a period of mourning the loss of Kitty, she begins to dress like a boy and walk the streets where she goes “ON THE GAME” she is rescued from…

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