Peace in Our Time
Defeated in war, can we ever survive the peace? Peace in Our Time
envisions the Nazi war machine managing to fight through the Battle of Britain and landing on the island. The piece, as expected due to its subject matter, is unusual for its heavy tone, taking a darker approach than the comedic feel featured in most of Coward's plays. The play takes its title from the common misquotation of Conservative leader Neville Chamberlain's phrase during a massively publicized speech after he arrived back from the Munich Conference of 1938. While the British Prime Minister referred to having "peace for our time", the saying is often remembered as "peace in our time".
Archive :: production:T0905579847, play:S902260888, venue:V1167
A rare chance to see the forgotten drama of 1940's Britain under Nazi occupation, in the UK's first ever revival. Part of the Phil Willmott Company?s Essential Classics season 2020: V.E DAY - 75 YEARS ON.