The Masque Theatre is performing Lilies on the Land at The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Northampton this week.
The play features four women who volunteer to join the Women’s Land Army during World War Two.
Despite having no previous experience and very little knowledge of what the work would entail, they embark on a five year life-changing journey that would test their resilience, stamina, determination and sense of humour.
Based on 150 letters and interviews with original Land Girls, along with songs and radio clips from the period, Lilies on the Land is a revealing, funny and moving portrait of what it really meant “to do your bit for the war effort”: from learning how to get milk out of a cow to ploughing a straight furrow without your spectacles, and from fending off amorous Italian prisoners-of-war to running from doodlebugs falling from the sky.
The performances run from tomorrow, Tuesday October 6, to Saturday October 10 at 7.30pm with a matinee on Saturday at 2.30pm.
Tickets cost £8, concessions £7 and members’ tickets are £6.
Call the box office on 07586 288793.
Tickets also available in person from St Giles Music at 16 St Giles Terrace, Northampton.