Lady Londonderry

Celebrate the historic links between Mount Stewart and celebrated poet, W.B. Yeats by joining actors Glynis Casson and Daniel Costello as they tell the story of Yeats’ life and the women who supported him, helped him and loved him at a special event on 6 October. 

The show will take place in the Central Hall at Mount Stewart, where Glynis and Daniel will also be joined by Claire Roche, Harpist and Singer, who has put a number of Yeats’ poems to music.

This production of Yeats’ Women comes to Mount Stewart, the only Northern Irish venue in the show’s tour, after being performed in iconic theatres such as the National Concert Hall.

The link between Mount Stewart and Yeats dates back to 1915 when Edith, Lady Londonderry formed The Ark Club where she and her friends would enjoy music and dancing, a reprise from the war. The meeting of a few friends slowly morphed into a sort of secret society, joined by invitation only, bringing together people from all walks of life including politicians, artists, soldiers and writers including W.B Yeats.  

At Mount Stewart, in Edith, Lady Londonderry’s personal collection of books held in her private domain, are copies signed by Yeats ‘To Circe..’ the name given to Edith as part of the Ark Club.

Guests will also have the option to enjoy a two course pre-theatre menu.

Event Details


Central Hall at The National Trust’s Mount Stewart
Portaferry Rd
BT22 2AD


Saturday, October 6, 2018 -
19:30 to 21:30

Tickets and further information

Price: Adult Concert Only - £30.00. Adult Including 2 course dinner - £50.00

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