Lilies on the Land

by The Lions Part


Lilies on the Land is an extraordinary piece of theatre telling the story of Britain’s Women’s Land Army of World War II.

Based on hundreds of actual letters with original Land Girls, the play focuses on four very different women who all come together during Britain’s darkest hour determined to “do their bit” for King and Country.

Working long hours, in clothes full of mice, the bonds formed during the war would last a lifetime as women’s stories unfold. Not only do they have to learn the ways of working on the land the hard way, but they have to deal with being far from home and their loved ones, as outsiders in unfamiliar circumstances.

At times hilarious, at times heartbreaking, this story of some of the country’s unsung heroes is a wonderfully rich piece of theatre.

An amateur production by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.


Dates and venues

  • Fri 3 November - Mission Theatre, 32 Corn Street, Bath BA1 1UF
  • Sat 4 November - Wharf Theatre, Devizes SN10 1EB
  • Thu 16, Fri 17 & Sat 18 November - Royal & Derngate, Northampton NN11DP
  •  Sat 25 November - Chester Little Theatre, Gloucester Street CH13HR
  • Cast & Crew

    Margie Victoia Miles
    Peggy Samantha Harrison
    Poppy Olivia Hulley
    Vera Mo Shapiro

    Director - Liz Clarke
    Sound & Lighting - Dave & Flic Jones
    Stage Manager - Denise Swann
    Continuity - Lynne O'Sullivan
    Crew - Flic Jones & Richard Jordan
    Rehearsal support - Vicky Kelly
    Artwork - Rory Eaves
    Photography, publicity and programme - Martin Borley-Cox

    Mo and Olivia on the farm

    Our cast members find out about life in the Women's Land Army. Photos by Martin Borley-Cox