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Ladies in Lavender

May 8th-11th 2019

The Forum Studio Theatre



Synopsis:

Adapted for the stage by Shaun McKenna. Based on the film written and directed by Charles Dance, from a short story by William J. Locke.

Ladies in Lavender takes us to Cornwall just prior to the Second World War, where we meet two single sisters, Ursula and Janet Wittington living a genteel life in their seaside cottage. Things change when Andrea, a Polish violinist is mysteriously found washed up on their beach.  Andrea develops genuine affection for the sisters who rescue him. But, his presence provokes rivalry between the siblings. Ursula and Janet show how the years roll away with the young man's presence. Janet, is the obvious leader of the two whilst Ursula is comparatively naive. The sisters convey undercurrents of emotion in subtle ways despite nursing Andrea to health and teaching him some English. Then Olga, a Russian appears, and she, too, casts her spell. The local doctor however has designs on her. Add Dorcus, the housekeeper to the mix with her straight talking and comic genius and you have a Cornish cream tea of a play, but will the cream be clotted or curdled?

Cast:
JANET – HILARY WISEMAN

URSULA – GWEN COWAN

ANDREA – AXEL JAYMES

DORCAS – MANDY TAYLOR

OLGA – KATIE DEYES

DR MEAD - JOHN LINDOP

Production Team:
Director: Phil Edwards