The Welsh Boy

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Julian Mitchell

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"The true anti-Pamela: Or, memoirs of Mr. James Parry ... In which are inserted, his amours with the celebrated Miss P- of Monmouthshire. Written by himself"

A lusty tale of youthful passion set in the sleepy provincial town of Ross-on-Wye

It's based on the scintillating rediscovery of one of the hidden gems of eighteenth century literature, bringing back to life a true story of passionate love and outrageous sexual scandal ...

James Parry is blessed with a wonderful singing voice that has allowed him to escape his humble origins in South Wales

Mary Powell is the richest heiress in the district

And its loveliest

And its most daring

And when Mary engages James as her music master their lessons at the spinet soon turn into tutorials exploring more sensual pleasures

But sex is one thing, love another

And marriage yet a third

The play is based on The True Anti-Pamela, the personal diaries of James Parry which he had published as an act of revenge against his former lover

He saw their torrid affair as a direct inversion of Samuel Richardson's contemporary bestseller, Pamela, Or Virtue Rewarded, with himself in the role of lowly-born innocent and Mary Powell the aristocratic villain of the piece

M2,F3 (doubling)


"Vivacious and utterly engaging There is not a breath out of place in this totally absorbing script, the attention to detail is masterly" ~ What's On Stage

"Fascinating a vivid picture of the way sex relieves the monotony of small-town life" ~ Guardian

"An inordinately clever little piece one has the peculiar sense that it is the words themselves that are leading the action onwards The Welsh Boy is a seriously class act" ~ The Telegraph

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