1943, Henley-on-Thames. Miss Roach is forced by the war to flee London for the Rosamund Tea Rooms boarding house, which is as grey and lonely as its residents. From the safety of these new quarters, her war now consists of a thousand petty humiliations, of which the most burdensome is sharing her daily life with the unbearable Mr. Thwaites. But a breath of fresh air arrives in the form of a handsome American Lieutenant and things start to look distinctly brighter... Until, that is, a seeming friend moves into the room adjacent to Miss Roach's, upsetting the precariously balanced ecosystem of the house...Performers Daon Broni (Lieutenant Dayton Pike), Lucy Cohu (Vicki Kugelmann), Clive Francis (Mr Thwaites), Tom Milligan (Colin Mason), Eimear O'Neill (Sheila), Susan Porrett (Mrs Payne), Richard Tate (Mr Prest), Gwen Taylor (Mrs Barratt/Dr Mills-Piper), Amanda Walker (Ms Steele), Fenella Woolgar (Miss Roach).
Author Nicholas Wright (adapted from the novel by Patrick Hamilton). Producer Hampstead Theatre. Adapted by Patrick Hamilton. Director Jonathan Kent. Design Tim Hatley. Lighting Peter Mumford. Sound Paul Groothuis. Music Rachel Portman. Director Julia Horan (CDG - casting director).