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Women of Kent
June 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm£8.00
Kent Coast Theatre (KCT) are bringing a trilogy of new writing to the stage, exploring the lives and loves of three famous women of Kent;
Anne Boleyn, Ellen Terry and Vita Sackville West.
We all know the story of Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII, born at Hever Castle in Kent, but beheaded for adultery and treason at the Tower of London. But what of her relationship with her sister Mary, who’d also had a brief affair with the King and bore his children…? ‘Any Such Thought’ by Adanna Oji, offers an intriguing insight into the mind of history’s most misunderstood woman, whilst she is accused and imprisoned in the tower…
‘Ellen’ by Alison Mead, takes us into the world of Victorian theatre and the life of Shakespearean comic actress Ellen Terry. Residing at Smallhythe Place in Kent, Ellen performed throughout the UK and abroad as part of Henry Irving’s celebrated theatre company. Whether her relationship with Irving was romantic as well as professional has been the subject of much speculation…
Writer Antonia Georgieva brings us ‘West’, looking at perhaps one of Kent’s most interesting and complex women; Vita Sackville West. The English poet, novelist and garden designer lived with her long-time husband Harold at Sissinghurst Castle in Kent. But it’s her extra marital affairs with other women, including Violet Trefusis and Virginia Woolf, that has courted much interest over the years.
Following the huge success with their challenging production of George Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’ last year at The Horsebridge, Kent Coast Theatre are delighted to bring this fantastic new trilogy of writing to the stage.
Preview on Wednesday 21 June at 7.30pm, £8.00
Thursday 22 and Friday 23 June at 7.30pm, £12.00
Saturday 24 June at 2.30pm & 7.30pm, £12.00
Whitstable Castle Tea Gardens – Open Air
Saturday 8 July at 2.30pm & 7.30pm, £10.00
Please bring an outdoor chair or blanket to sit on. Picnics welcome!
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