Sampler T6

by Louise Ramsden Among the collection of Victorian samplers in LONDON's Victoria and Albert Museum, there is an extraordinary piece of needlework: catalogue number Sampler T6-1965.

In tiny red stitching on plain linen cloth, it tells the extraordinary life-story of its creator, Elizabeth Parker, and stops abruptly with the words, ""What will become of my soul?"" Louise Ramsden's play imagines how the sampler came to be made, and why Elizabeth chose this particular medium to tell her story.

Elizabeth....Amy Shindler Dr Watts....Michael Maloney Mrs Parker....Frances Jeater Kate....Gbemisola Ikumelo Lewis....Stephen Critchlow Director: Peter Leslie Wild

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by Louise Ramsden Among the collection of Victorian samplers in LONDON's Victoria and Albert Museum, there is an extraordinary piece of needlework: catalogue number Sampler T6-1965.

In tiny red stitching on plain linen cloth, it tells the extraordinary life-story of its creator, Elizabeth Parker, and stops abruptly with the words, ""What will become of my soul?"" Louise Ramsden's play imagines how the sampler came to be made, and why Elizabeth chose this particular medium to tell her story.

Elizabeth....Amy Shindler Dr Watts....Michael Maloney Mrs Parker....Frances Jeater Kate....Gbemisola Ikumelo Lewis....Stephen Critchlow Director: Peter Leslie Wild