Lilies on the Land

A Bear Pit Theatre Company Production

Originally devised and performed by the Lions part

Directed by Lindsey Allwork

A revealing, funny and wonderfully moving portrait of women who sign up to join the Women’s Land Army during World War II. The play was devised and first performed by the Lions part.

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 – 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…


Anne O’Neil – Gracie
Olivia Jane Parker – Annie
Georgie Wood – Margie
Jane Lees – Poppy
Shirley Allwork – Beryl
Stephanie Jepson – Peggy
Tracy Humphreys – Vera

Performance Dates
17 - 21 April 2018
(2:30pm 21 April)

The Bear Pit Theatre, Rother Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6LU

Running time
2hrs plus 20mins interval

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