On Friday 10th April, Finger in the Pie and Greenwich Theatre bring their stunning show Waiting for Stanley to King’s Lynn Arts Centre’s Guildhall Theatre.
The show takes us back to 1945 and a railway station platform where a wife is anxiously waiting for her husband, Stanley, to return from the Front. The train arrives full of homecoming soldiers but Stanley doesn’t appear…
Throughout this touching production, clowning, puppetry and innovative stagecraft are combined to paint a vivid picture of life for Britain’s women during the war. Based on real-life experiences and testimony, Waiting for Stanley intercuts flashbacks and fantasies to convey experiences both on the Home Front and at home during a time of conflict.
With 2015 being the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe, Waiting for Stanley is a very fitting and poignant reminder of the varied and crucial role women played. There’s the getting by with ration book recipes, the ache of separation from husband at the front, and the heartbreak of having a child evacuated to the country, with only letters to hold on to.
★★★★★ Edinburgh Guide
‘hilariously funny as well as deeply poignant, this is a show that you simply have to see. A work of pure genius.
★★★★★ – Fringe Review
‘A first class performance delivered with panache, humour and warmth. Not to be missed.
Waiting for Stanley shows on Friday 10th April at 7:30pm in the Guildhall Theatre.
Tickets cost £12 (£10). Call 01553 764864 to book tickets.
For more information on upcoming exhibitions, workshops and theatre shows, call 01553 779095 or visit kingslynnarts.co.uk