A romantic, funny and very touching portrait of life during the early 1940s featuring readings of wartime letters between Oscar-nominated actress Celia Johnson (Brief Encounter) and her explorer and writer husband Peter Fleming (brother of James Bond creator Ian Fleming) posted to India and the Far East during WW2 working for Military Intelligence.
‘…. simply spellbinding performance…..revealing an abundance of love and affection between ordinary people caught in extraordinary times…. a theatrical gem’. British Theatre Guide.
The letters are read by their daughter Lucy Fleming (Miranda in The Archers, Survivors) and her husband Simon Williams (Justin in The Archers, EastEnders, Upstairs Downstairs) and give an insight into a young mother’s life coping during the war, including wonderful stories about Celia working with Noel Coward and David Lean leading to her starring role in the classic film Brief Encounter in 1945.
Please note this performance is 1hr & 20 minutes long with no interval.
Dine Out at the Bistro (evening performances only)
Enjoy a relaxed pre-theatre themed dining experience in our Bistro before settling down to take your seats in the Theatre. Your Dine Out ticket includes a two-course meal from a set menu and your table will be automatically reserved for your party at 6pm. Please advise us when booking of any special dietary requirements. The Bistro is located in our beautifully restored Laundrama building (situated just across the road from the Theatre and next to the Rayrigg Road car park).
|Friend of the Old Laundry||£14|
|Student (under 25)||£7|
|Dine out ticket (includes 2 course meal)||£29.50|