THE SELLWOOD GIRLS by Margaret Crompton

£3.50

This one-act, ensemble piece presents EMILY, ANNE and LOUISA Sellwood. EMILY was poet ALFRED TENNYSON’s wife. LOUISA married Alfred’s brother (poet/priest CHARLES TURNER). ANNE married CHARLES WELD.

HALLAM (Emily and Alfred’s son) is writing a play, to give his mother and aunts a voice. Through writing and narrating his play, he learns about his own life, and achieves a voice himself. The stories are characterised by love and loss, anxiety and hope, humour, loyalty, guilt and, at last, reconciliation

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NARRATOR (male/female)

HALLAM TENNYSON (1852-1928)

EMILY SELLWOOD   (later TENNYSON)  (1813-1896)

ANNE SELLWOOD    (later WELD)  (1814-1869)

LOUISA SELLWOOD (later TURNER)  (1816-1879)

ALFRED TENNYSON (1809-1892)

CHARLES TURNER   (18 08-1879)

LAVERSTOCK HOUSE PROPRIETOR (male/female)

PIANIST

[Narrator, Proprietor can double with each other; or with Alfred or Charles]

 

PERFORMANCE HISTORY

THE SELLWOOD GIRLS was first performed at Wolds Words Festival in October 2016 by Horncastle Theatre Company

 

PREVIEW

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