Ladies In Retirement
By Edward Percy & Reginald Denham
Directed by Malcolm Brown
21 – 28 May
“... if one has sinned very deeply, postponement can be death.”
It’s 1885. In an old farmhouse in the Thames marshes, Leonora Fiske and her companion Ellen Creed live in seclusion and retirement. Life is good… until Ellen’s “potty” sisters come to holiday and her nephew Albert Feather turns up.
Once a melodrama, now a psychological thriller, Ladies In Retirement depicts a conflict of morality, love and care at a time when there was no welfare state and people still travelled by pony and trap.