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The Many Lives of Amy Dillwyn 

Thursday 24th February 7.30pm | Taliesin

Thursday 24 February 7.30pm

The Many Lives of Amy Dillwyn


A new one-person show created by Sonia Beck and Derek Cobley. Performed by Sonia Beck. Directed and designed by Derek Cobley.

Suffragist, industrialist, philanthropist; Amy Dillwyn was a cigar-smoking, boundary breaking change-maker. A trailblazing radical ahead of her time. A woman who became a legend in her own lifetime. This is her story, adapted from her own words as found in her diaries and novels. Presented at Queen Victoria’s court as a daughter of a radical Swansea MP and friend of the Prince of Wales, Amy was destined for a life as a wife and mother, living on one of the rich estates of South Wales. Amy had other ideas. A best-selling novelist, pioneering industrialist and campaigner for the rights of women and social justice; her ground-breaking public life was only matched in passion by the desires of her private life.

This is a co-production with The Welfare Ystradgynlais, and is made possible with the help of Arts Council Wales.


photo/llun:  Kirsten McTernan


Ticket Prices

  • Full price: £ 14.00
  • Under 18's: £ 12.00
  • Senior Citizens: £ 12.00
  • Other Concessions: £ 12.00

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The Many Lives of Amy Dillwyn