Dramatic chance for ladies to shine

The all-female cast from 'Lilies of the Land' which runs at the Strathmore Cricket Club from November 13 to 16.

The all-female cast from 'Lilies of the Land' which runs at the Strathmore Cricket Club from November 13 to 16.

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Fresh from the success of their recent touring version of ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’, Forfar Dramatic Society is hard at work again.

Members are busy rehearsing for their new show ‘Lilies on the Land’, which will run from November 13 to 16 in Strathmore Cricket Club.

‘Lilies on the Land’ is a theatrical tribute to the members of the Women’s Land Army, whose efforts made such an important and often forgotten contribution to victory for the allies in World War Two.

All over the country, women left home and gave up their familiar way of life to work on the land. Their labours helped to ensure that food supplies were maintained at home and for those fighting in continental Europe. The experiences of all those who were part of the Women’s Land Army are shared through the stories of four very different women who left home to “do their bit” for the war effort. Margie, Peggy, Vera and Poppy – the characters in the play – are not real people but their stories are firmly rooted in fact.

The Lions Part Theatre Company, from London, created the play from stories submitted to them by members of the Land Army. Over weeks and months, the company took these real experiences and wove them together in a fascinating and engaging play.

This production provides an opportunity for some of the ladies of Forfar Dramatic Society to shine. The all-female cast of four is hard at work bringing ‘Lilies of the Land’ to life. The seats available are strictly limited to 40 per night. Book now online at www.Forfardramatic.com Honorary members of Forfar Dramatic Society and season ticket holders will need to reserve their seats by emailing forfardramatic@live.co.uk