Trelawny Of The 'wells'


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Trelawny of the "Wells" is an 1898 comic play with four acts set in the 1860’s by Sir Arthur Wing Pinero, who started his career in British theatre as an actor at the age of 19 and between 1877 and 1934 was a successful society dramas and comedies playwright.

This particular production tells the story of a theatre star, renown for her performances in melodrama plays - Rose Trelawny - who tries to give up the stage for love when she marries her well-to-do sweetheart, Arthur Gower. Alas, the family life turns out to be too dull for her outrageous personality and Rose finds it rather difficult to fit into conventional society.

Feeling rather fed up, Rose runs back to the theatre however her experience of the "real world" has affected her talent for melodrama and she finds it impossible to recapture that special something. Join Rose and her troupe of talented individuals, as she finds a new way to present her new stage self.

This play has been adapted for stage, film and TV in various guises and has featured the likes of Cecil Hepworth, Alma Taylor, Sidney Franklin, Norma Shearer, Arthur Cox, Jason Connery, Patricia Brake, Sarah Brightman, Peter Bayliss, Helena Bonham Carter, Richard Bremmer, Helen McCrory and Adam Kotz.

Join us as we experience a fine late-19th-century melodrama with a contemporary audience at this one-off performance in Lewes on 14th March 2020.

For a more detailed synopsis and information about the venue, please visit the Lewes Drama Collective website here.

All Saints Arts Centre

  • 39 Friars Walk
  • Lewes
  • BN7 2LE

01273 477583