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Thu 17th May
Lilies on the Land (Touring)
@ Fairfield Halls & Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon
Featuring: Lilies on the Land (Touring)
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Based on over 140 letters from, and extensive interviews with, original Land Girls and songs from the period, Lilies on the Land charts the personal journeys of four women who signed up for the Women's Land Army over 70 years ago in World War II.
Devised by company the Lion's part after placing an open letter in Saga magazine, these gripping but charming tales reveal the lives of women from all walks of life determined to work endless, backbreaking hours on farms across the country in a bid to do their best for the War Effort.
The play looks at how these women, hailing from all different walks of life, torn from their families and bereft of all basic home comforts, deal not only with the hardships of farming life and the pressures of war, but also with being outsiders in new surroundings.
Moving in its portrayal, underscored with laughter in the face of unexpected events and revealing a breadth of experience, Lilies on the Land is theatre at its most memorable.
Suitable for ages 9 years and over.
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→ East Croydon 6 min walk