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My Dearest Girls - The Letter Book

Produced by Pippa Frith, in partnership with Arts Alive and Shropshire Archives, supported by Pentabus, and the Heritage Lottery Fund.
22 - 24 November 2018 Salisbury Playhouse The Salberg
My Dearest Girls



Francesca Millican-Slater creates a brand new 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, fiancés 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.

 ‘A rising star’ Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

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Tickets £13.50 (under 25s £9)

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