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by Mathew Barber
     from the novel by Elizabeth von Arnim

Directed by Valerie Clarke
May 11, 12 & 13, 2017

Lotty Wilton Emma Kimsey
Mellersh Wilton Malcolm Bentote
Rose Arnott Sue Worker
Frederick Arnott Duncan Sykes
Caroline Bramble Marian Lally
Antony Wilding Mark Kimsey
Mrs Graves Dorothy Bentote
Constanza Barbara Williams
Maid Alison Marshall
Ladies and Gentlemen of Hampstead Claire Bishop, John Chrzczonowicz
Estelle Dunham, Gwenllian Leach
Diane Maltz, Graeme Gibault
Roy Oldfield, Ann Sykes

Scene 1: London ladies' club
Scene 2: Lotty Wilton's home
Scene 3: Rose Arnott's home
Scene 4: A Church
Scene 5: Caroline Bramble's home
Scene 6: Mrs Graves' home
Scene 7: Antoney Wilding's flat
Scene 8: Wilton's and Arnott's home
Scene 9: Train compartment

Mezzago, Italy

Programme Notes (extract)       [ Photographs ]

Lotty has a vision of a holiday in Italy with Rose, away from London, the rain and her somewhat over-bearing husband. Lotty sees them in an Italian villa and sets about making it happen. Don't we wish we could follow our dreams? The journey is not easy but it is rewarding.

This is a play about rediscovery, love and hope, based on a novel by Elizabeth von Arnim, writen in 1922, Seventy years later Enchanted April was made into a film, starring Josie Lawrence and Miranda Richardson as the leads, with a well-known cast including Joan Plowright. Subsequently it was adapted for the stage by Mathew Barber and was first produced in America in 2003