Thursday, 5 July 2012


Last evening I went with some girl friends to this play at the Hall for Cornwall and with this great cast made for a good evening. There is a dvd.

The story of two spinster sisters vying for the attention of a young Polish violinist in 1930s Cornwall, has been lovingly adapted for the stage by Shaun McKenna and what a great job he has made of it.
The two sisters, Janet and Ursula Widdington, live a cloistered existence in a remote fishing village, untouched by the outside world save for radio broadcasts about the impending threat from a “funny little man with a moustache in Germany.”
Janet’s one true love, Peter, was killed in The Great War, and Ursula doesn’t appear to have ever been in a relationship with a man. They live quietly in a stone cottage by the sea where the biggest decision in their lives is whether to stretch to a biscuit with their nightly cocoa.
Their lives are thrown into turmoil when Ursula spots a man washed up on the beach. The pair rescues him and nurses him back to health, both falling in love, in their own way, with inevitable consequences

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