In late 18th-century Ireland, Lady Eleanor Butler and Miss Sarah Ponsonby found love and left everything to begin a new life together in Llangollen, Wales. This powerful and touching new play celebrates their defiance, courage and loving 50-year partnership.
"[A] profoundly significant piece of queer history."The Stage
"Persuasively and often tenderly affecting... these staged historical figures were also real people, determined to exist simply with dignity and grace. And at its most tender, Celebrated Virgins is a warm affirmation of lives lived authentically, and of gardens tended into bloom."The Guardian
"The ladies of Llangollen come to vibrant life."The Observer
"Completely gripping."Shropshire Star
"Deeply absorbing."Theatre Reviews North
Celebrated Virgins Script
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When Eleanor and Sarah found each other, they were cast out by society and forced to leave their homes. Taking up residence in Llangollen, they became minor celebrities, forced to witness their own lives as written by those who could never understand. Now they've returned, ready to take back their story on their own terms.