Poppy + George
A romantic drama with music inspired by the days of music hall and beyond, from the author of the modern classic Kindertransport.
It is 1919. The Great War is over and Poppy Wright arrives in London from the north of England to make her mark in the world. Deep in the heart of the East End she finds work in Smith's tailor and costumiers workshop, where she meets dashing chauffeur George, and falls in love.
This is a time of change and opportunity, emerging from the losses of war, when all are questioning who they are and what roles they can play in forging a new, modern era. It’s time to ditch the corset and discover who really wears the trousers.
Poppy + George is a beguiling romance that draws on a world of female impersonators, popular song and double entendre. It was first performed at the Watford Palace Theatre in February 2016.
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'A winningly big-hearted new play that explores gender and identity at a time of huge change... funny but deeply moving'The Stage
'Fascinating... Erotic tension combines with social argument... the climactic scenes have real power... moments of gorgeous sensuality'Guardian
11 Feb 2016Size: 198mm x 129mm
11 Feb 2016
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