Lilies on the Land at Torch Theatre

October 13, 2022 by

Lilies on the Land will visit the Torch Theatre on Wednesday 26 October. As a truly remarkable and sparkling piece of theatre, it will celebrate an extraordinary episode in Britain’s history – the Women’s Land Army of World War II.

These gripping but charming tales, chart the personal journeys of four women who sign up to become Land Girls, determined to work endless, backbreaking hours on farms across the country in a bid to do their best for the war effort.

But how will 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? Maybe work clothes full of mice and toilet rolls falling from the skies are just what it takes for these girls to get along…

The drama, supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England is based on hundreds of letters from and interviews with the original Land Girls. It’s revealing, funny, wonderfully moving and utterly captivating portrait of some of Britain’s pluckiest, unsung heroes.

Directed by Amy Astley and Duffy from the Apollo Theatre Company.

This production will feature integrated British Sign Language throughout and will be captioned.

Lilies on the Land will visit the Torch Theatre on Wednesday 26 October at 7.30pm. Tickets are £17 / £15.50 concession. To book tickets, visit www.torchtheatre.c

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