Set in a quiet Kent town in 1932, the seemingly ordinary, middle-class Ardsley family appear content in their rural idyll. Yet each continues to be deeply affected by the aftermath of the war. Of the four children, Ethel is unhappily married, Eva, a spinster, has become dedicated only to her blinded brother Sydney, whilst the youngest, Lois, sees no hope for her future in their English backwater. The younger generation must find a new way of living in a country undergoing seismic change.
Director Alec Walters comments:
“This play was generally derided in its day for being unpatriotic or even subversive. However, it certainly packs a dramatic and relevant punch on this the one hundredth anniversary of the end of the Great War.”
Auditions are being held at Chesil Theatre, Chesil Street, Winchester on Saturday 16th June at 10.30am and Sunday 17th June at 7.45pm. There will be an informal reading of the play on Friday 15th June at 7.45pm when newcomers are particularly welcome. Performances take place on 15th to 22nd September 2018 and booking is now open from today.