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Lilies On The Land - May 2015

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May 2015 - Lilies On The Land
Written by The Lion's Part

Produced & Directed by Dean Caston

Cast List (in order of appearance)

Charlotte Caston
Kathy West
Jan Wyatt
Jo Godman
* Special canine guest
Mabel Feekings

Stage Manager
Claire Feekings
Set Designer
Kathy West
Lights and Sound
Helen Caston & Claire Feekings
Claire Feekings and cast members
Melody Harbour
Betty Merton

This production was our second entry into the Kent Drama Association's 2015 Full-Length Play Festival and received the following awards:

  • Weald Cup - 3rd place overall
  • RaTS Trophy for Ensemble Acting - Winner
  • Best Sound - Runner-up
  • Best Director - Dean Caston (Runner-up)
  • Best Wardrobe Achievement - special mention
  • Best Set Design - special mention
  • Best Stage Presentation - special mention for historical accuracy
  • Adjudicator's Special Award - special mention for the Chas Alder ukelele arrangements

A moving portrait of four women who sign up to join the Women's Land Army during World War II.

Based on 150 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.

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