THE MÉNAGE À TROIS IN ELLEN TERRY’S GARDEN
A Bohemian Trio of Feminists who defied Victorian prejudices

ECCENTRIC – EXTRAORDINARY – EXTREMELY TALENTED

Nicknamed “The Trouts” by Vita Sackville West, the three women who lived in Ellen Terry’s garden included her daughter
Edith ‘Edy’ Craig, actress, stage director, costume designer
Christopher St John, (Christabel Marshall) novelist, biographer
Clare ‘Tony’ Atwood, artist.

Ann reveals the story behind this extraordinary lesbian trio, all suffragists, who lived together for decades in Priest’s House in Ellen Terry’s garden, caring for Dame Ellen in her last years.

Virginia Woolf, Vita Sackville West, Radclyffe Hall, Ethel Smyth all feature in this intriguing talk, illustrated by over 115 images, many of which are personal photographs taken from Edy Craig’s albums.

Duration

50 mins


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