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For Services Rendered

For Services Rendered (Play) production archive for QTIX code T0343667196. Details of all For Services Rendered archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S0731314453

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7 Mar 07
14 Apr 07
The Watermill Theatre
Newbury, Berkshire
Performance Details => Venue archive


For Services Rendered archiveFifteen years after Armistice day Leonard Ardsley remarks: "I think the world is turning the corner... This old England of ours isn't done yet." Written in 1932, For Services Rendered poignantly dramatises provincial middle class English life in the depression after the Great War. Set in the picturesque Kentish village of Rambleton, it becomes a metaphor for the shattering effect of the Great War on British society. Written by a man who experienced first hand the horrors of this catastrophic conflict whilst serving as part of an ambulance unit behind Allied lines, the play asks what has happened to "the land fit for heroes' promised by Lloyd George. This scathing anti-comedy was described in 1932 by the Daily Express as: "a play of malevolent propaganda". It is now recognised as the dramatic masterpiece of one of the 20th century's most successful writers of prose and drama.


Polly Adams (Charlotte Ardsley), Tom Beard (Collie Stratton), Richard Clothier (Sydney Ardsley), Lucy Fleming (Gwen Cedar), Christopher Good (Dr Prentice), Olivia Llewellyn (Lois Ardsley), Abigail McKern (Eva Ardsley), John Nettleton (Leonard Ardsley), Issy van Randwyck (Ethel Bartlett), Yvonne Riley (Gertrude), Simon Slater (Howard Bartlett), David Yelland (Wilfred Cedar)


Author: Somerset Maugham
Producer: The Watermill
Director: Edward Hall
Design: Francis O'Connor
Lighting: Oliver Fenwick
Sound: Chris Full


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