Dramatic tribute to Women’s Land Army

The cast from 'Lilies on the Land' are on stage at the Strathmore Cricket Club at 7.30 p.m. tonight (Wednesday).
The cast from 'Lilies on the Land' are on stage at the Strathmore Cricket Club at 7.30 p.m. tonight (Wednesday).

Forfar Dramatic Society presents the first of four performances of ‘Lilies on the Land’ in the Strathmore Cricket Club tonight (Wednesday).

The remaining performances are on Thursday and Friday at 7.30 p.m, with a matinee performance at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday.

A dance is being held to complement the production after the Friday night show when the Nigel Hazel Lounge will resonate to the sounds of the 30s and 40s. The first five people to buy tickets for the dance online at www.forfardramatic.com will be able to order their first drink at World War Two prices. The price will also be maintained for the first five people who can pay with coins of the time which are no longer in everyday use.

There are also fancy dress prizes on offer. Why not dress up in uniform or civvies and contribute to the sense of occasion as the society tries to recreate the magic of a 1940s dance hall? Tickets for the dance are £2.50 (£2 10 shillings in old money) and can be purchased online. They can be ordered with tickets for the performance or purchased separately. Tickets are also available from Strathmore Cricket Club during normal opening hours.

‘Lilies on the Land’ is a truly remarkable and sparkling piece of theatre and is a unique tribute to the Women’s Land Army of World War II. This extraordinary piece of theatre is based on interviews and letters from the original Land Girls.

These gripping but charming tales chart the personal journeys of four women who sign up to become Land Girls, determined to work endless, backbreaking hours on farms across the country in a bid to do their best for the war effort. It is a revealing, funny, wonderfully moving and utterly captivating portrait of some of Britain’s pluckiest, unsung heroes. Simply unmissable, this is theatre at its most memorable.

Tickets (£10 adults and £8 concession, which includes refreshments) are available from the club’s website www.forfardramatic.com