A unique and moving piece of theatre is making its way to the Arts Theatre in June in the form of Lilies on the Land, based on the real life stories of the Women’s Land Army. Under the direction of Sonia Ritter and The Lions Part Theatre Company, it is a celebration of the Land Girls and their epic story in the Second World War, with hundreds of letters laying the foundation of a look at four women who signed up to the movement in a period of history that will be remembered forever.
The Women’s Land Army saw women from various different social classes play their part in the war effort as they dug for victory. In Lilies on the Land we will follow their story as Vera, Poppy and co. recall the heartache and the humour that kept them going through times of great difficulty. It was a unique time for the women of this country and whilst the horrors of war were always an issue, we see how toilet rolls from the sky, overalls filled with mice and other such strange circumstances make their way into a compelling and memorable story.
Portraying the role of Vera is Rosalind Cressy, an actress who has appeared in a range of stage productions across the country. From national tours such as About Alice and Huck to local productions such as Doctor Faustus at the Rose Theatre and Agnes of God at the Eye Theatre. Many of her credits are as part of the Lions Part Theatre Company and with them she has previously appeared in Twelfth Night, Gammer Gurton’s Needle and The Merry Wives of Windsor, whilst her television credits include small roles in Footballers Wives and Cherished.
Meanwhile, her co-star Sarah Finch has appeared in the West End in the likes of Henry IV, with stints in the Royal Shakespeare Company that include The Winter’s Tale, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and All’s Well That Ends Well. She has a lot of television work to her name and has been seen in the likes of Hollyoaks, Lytton’s Diary, Letters to Alice, Gambling Man and Ten Days to Victory.
Both actresses star in the production alongside Dorothy Lawrence and Kali Peacock, who also have previous credits with Lions Part.
Lilies on the Land is at the Arts Theatre from Tuesday 8th June 2010 to Saturday 17th July 2010.
|Booking From:||Tuesday, 8th June 2010|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 17th July 2010|
|Matinees:||Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday 3pm|
|Evenings:||Tuesday to Saturday 7.30pm|
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