Lilies of the Land
by The Lions Part
Directed by Tim Parkes
A revealing, funny and wonderfully moving portrait of four women who sign up to join the Women’s Land Army during World War II.
Based on one hundred and fifty letters and interviews with original Land Girls, along with songs from the period, Lilies of the Land charts the personal journeys of a handful of 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…
Lilies of the Land was devised and first performed by the Lions part in a 2001 touring production. It was revived at the Arts Theatre in the West End in 2010, and then toured in 2011 and 2012.
HADS brings this story to you, portayed by an ensemble cast.