My Dearest Girls
Francesca Millican-Slater creates a piece based on the real letters sent between a group of six Shropshire women between 1917-1920. Against a background of war the women tell each other stories of their everyday life; as farmers, office workers, factory hands, nurses and teachers. There is gossip and a hint of scandal, reprimands and reprisals, tales of dancing for royalty, fianc?s on the frontline and how to feed 100 chickens while on rations. By combining character, music hall-influenced song and lyrical storytelling, Francesca invites the audience to meet, hear and imagine themselves within the lives and friendships of these women.
Archive :: production:T0431918353, play:S1481101670, venue:V923
The Letter Book
Supported by Pantabus and the Heritage Lottery Fund. Salberg Studio