Heritage Open Days
This annual national event focuses this year on the theme of Extraordinary Women. As our contribution, we at St Giles have commissioned a short piece of dramatic monologue to tell the story of Alice Leigh who became Alicia Duchess Dudley. Hers is a story on the fringes of royalty of love and family which led to abandonment and then, finally, to rehabilitation.
Gemma Kerr, who directed the fine recent play, The End of History at St Giles, has teamed up with writer Tamara von Werthern, whose plays have been put on at The Bush Theatre in west London, to create a short, 15 or 20 monologue around the character of Alicia.
On Saturdays 8th and 15th September St Giles will be open at the drama will be presented at 12 noon, 2pm and 4pm each day. Volunteers from St Giles to host visitors would be very welcome.