Lilies On The Land released for amateur performance in July 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

A revealing, funny and wonderfully moving portrait of four 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…

'poignant and humorous... it’s impossible not to be awed' The Times

'full of gems... a heartwarming, unsentimental show' The Stage

'wonderful... beautifully crafted... has the satisfying tang of lived experience... one leaves the theatre moved, amused and with the strong conviction that one has encountered the British character at its absolute best' Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph

This edition includes notes on staging and performing the play.

The play is available for amateur performance before April 2012, and then again from July 2012 onwards.

Please send me an email at if you would like to be sent a free approval copy of the script (within the uk, for 30 days, at the end of which the script needs to be returned in mint condition, postage paid, or can be bought)


Lilies On The Land released for amateur performance in July 2012
  • Lilies on the Land