Performances - May 2020
by Shaun McKenna
directed by Terry Collins
Ladies in Lavender - a beautiful, emotional play. Sunday Telegraph
LADIES in Lavender is a wistful, poignant play about the longing for love and Shaun McKenna adapted it from Charles Dance’s 2004 film starring Judi Dench and Maggie Smith.
It is set in a remote Cornish village in the late 1930s, as World War II looms, where spinster sisters Janet and Ursula lead a quiet life.
Then one morning they find a half-drowned young man, Andrea on the beach and take him to their home. Ursula spends hours by his bedside reading him The Little Mermaid as they slowly nurse him back to health, helped by the local doctor.
Andrea, who claims to be Polish but only speaks German, turns out to be a gifted violinist. Borrowing the doctor’s violin, he charms the sisters and many in the village.
The play is beguiling. An old-fashioned drama that unfolds at a slow, gentle pace but the emotions feel palpably real.
To be announced.
Director - Terry Collins
Stage Manager - TBA
Prices: Adults $30, Concession $25, Children up to 16 $8.
Ladies in Lavender
Opens Friday 15 May 2020.
An Amateur Production BY ARRANGEMENT WITH ORiGiN™ THEATRICAL, ON BEHALF OF SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.