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Theatr Clwyd announces cast for World Première of Celebrated Virgins: A Story of the Ladies of Llangollen!

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Theatr Clwyd today announces the cast for their new production of Celebrated Virgins: A Story of the Ladies of Llangollen, created by Katie Elin-Salt and Eleri B. Jones.

20th May - 4th June 2022

This inspiring new play, based on the remarkable true sapphic love story of Lady Eleanor Butler and Miss Sarah Ponsonby, two women raised in the upper echelons of 18th century Irish society who met when their worlds collided at Miss Parkes School for Girls, forming an unbreakable bond. Following this, they were forced to leave their homes and were cast out by society. Taking up residence in Llangollen they became minor celebrities, forced to witness their own lives written about by those who could never understand.

Now, they are back, ready to take back the story that’s rightfully theirs - on their own terms.

Katie Elin-Salt and Eleri Jones said: “We are thrilled to finally be able to bring this important and historic story to the stage, nearly 250 years after it started. We are so grateful to Theatr Clwyd, The Carne Trust, and to Tamara Harvey, for supporting us and giving us the platform to help these women reclaim their life story for a modern audience.”


Listings:

Cast:

Victoria John (Eleanor)

Heather Agyepong (Sarah)

Seán Carlsen (William) 

Emma Pallant (Lady Betty/Mary)

Writer: Katie Elin-Salt; Director: Eleri Jones; Assistant Director: Juliette Manon; Designer: Holly Pigott; Lighting Designer: Kieron Johnson (they/them); Sound Designer: Matthew Williams; Composer: Lynwen Haf Roberts; Casting Director: Polly Jerrold; Movement Director: Jess Willliams

Further Information: Celebrated Virgins | Theatr Clwyd

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