Lilies on the Land
West End run at the Arts Theatre in the summer of 2010, followed by UK tours in the spring of 2011 and again in 2012.
Lilies on the Land (a play by the Lions part) is a truly remarkable and sparkling piece of theatre which celebrates 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, 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 do these women, all hailing from 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 sky are just what it takes for these girls to get through…
Based on letters and interviews with hundreds of original Land Girls along with songs from the period, Lilies on the Land is a revealing, funny, wonderfully moving and utterly captivating portrait of some of Britain’s pluckiest, unsung heroes. Simply unmissable, this is theatre at its most memorable.
‘A GLORIOUS PIECE OF THEATRE…
LACED WITH HUMOUR, WARMTH AND LOVE’
‘THIS JOYOUS CELEBRATION OF BRITAIN’S FORGOTTEN ARMY’
‘THE BRITISH AT THEIR ABSOLUTE BEST’
‘THIS WONDERFUL SHOW… IS BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED’
The Daily Telegraph
‘FUN, FUNNY, ENJOYABLE AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING. A JOYFUL ADVENTURE OF SELF-DISCOVERY’
‘CHEEKY, CHIRPY & INFORMATIVE… THERE IS MUCH TO ENJOY IN THE QUARTET OF PERFORMANCES’
What’s On Stage
‘THIS LIVELY PLAY COLOURFULLY REVEALS THE REALITIES OF DIGGING FOR VICTORY’