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Celebrated Virgins

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  3f, 1m

When Eleanor and Sarah found each other, they were forced to leave their homes and 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.

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    3f, 1m
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Docudrama/Historic
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Appropriate for all audiences
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Summary
When Eleanor and Sarah found each other, they were forced to leave their homes and 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.
History
Celebrated Virgins was first produced Theatr Clwyd on 20 May 2022.
SARAH
ELEANOR
LADY BETTY / MARY CARYLL
SIR WILLIAM / WILLIAM WORDSWORTH / EDMUND BURKE
  • Time Period 18th Century
  • Setting Kilkenny, Ireland and Llangollen, Wales. Late 18th century.
  • Features Period Costumes

Media

“[A] profoundly significant piece of queer history.” — The Stage

“The ladies of Llangollen come to vibrant life.” — The Observer

“Completely gripping.” — Shropshire Star

“Deeply absorbing.” — Theatre Reviews North

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Katie Elin-Salt

Katie Elin-Salt is an actor/writer from Bridgend, South Wales. She first discovered a love of theatre at Bridgend Youth Theatre aged nine, and then went on to train in acting at RWCMD and worked professionally as an actor for many years – taking many roles at Theatre Clwyd su ...

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Eleri B. Jones

Eleri B. Jones is a Welsh theatre and film director, born and raised between Llangollen and Chester. She achieved a full scholarship to the University of Manchester where she studied Drama and Screen Studies, resulting in a 1st Class Degree, before being accepted as a Leverhu ...

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