The Marquess of Anglesey's Revenge on History


Henry Cyril Paget, 5th Marquess of Anglesey died over a century ago - and seemed, for decades, to be airbrushed from history.

His extravagance - spending his way through a major fortune, what today would be tens of millions of pounds - cost his family dear.

Instead of a military career, he wanted to be not just on stage - but centre stage.

He'd wear gowns made from real gemstones.

He once bought the stock of an entire jewellers shop.

But now - he's become the poster icon for gender diversity, in the National Trust's LGBT History campaign.

And Henry Paget is having a bit of a moment. A musical, written by Anglesey actor Seiriol Davies has been winning both awards and great reviews.

It started last year at the Edinburgh Fringe - and is set to transfer to London's Young Vic next month.....Rob Shelley caught up with Seiriol on the day of the play's last performance - in Caernarfon's Galeri - before it transfers over to the London stage.....