Opened 20 Jun 2013
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
1910. The celebrated Victorian actress Ellen Terry is about to begin a tour of America with her lectures on Shakespeare's Women when a Puckish stage manager entices her back into the dramatic scenes of her own life. Together they uncover the stories behind the performances and the parallels with her remarkable life and relationships. Drawing on her own words from her lectures and letters, Ellen: Her Triumphant Women reveals Ellen Terry herself through Shakespeare's feisty, troubled and sometimes triumphant women. This witty and moving play explores the complex interactions between a ?modern' woman, Victorian celebrity and Shakespeare's art.