ACE THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS LILIES ON THE LAND BY THE LIONS PART
2018 is the year when the Country will be remembering and honoring the ending of WW1 in 1918. Whilst the Women’s Land Army was formed in 1915, it was never formally disbanded. However, in June 1939 the government asked Lady Denman to reform the Women’s Land Army to replace the farmworkers called up to serve in the armed forces.
Lilies on the Land is a revealing, funny and wonderfully moving portrait of some of Britain’s pluckiest unsung heroes.
Based on one hundred and fifty letters and interviews with original Land Girls, along with songs from the period, Lilies on the Land charts the personal journeys of four women who join the Women’s Land Army during World War II 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 with the hardships of farming life and the pressures of war? Maybe work clothes full of mice and toilet rolls falling from the sky are just what it takes for these girls to get through.
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