Imogen Stubbs

We Happy Few

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A comedy drama about an all-female theatre company touring Britain during the darkest days of World War Two, written by the well-known actress and premiered in the West End.
While the men are fighting Hitler and the bombs are falling on London, a 'girls only' theatre company sets out in a battered 1920s Rolls-Royce to bring Shakespeare to a culture-starved Britain.
Inspired by the real-life Osiris Players, whose travelling productions during the War inspired many to take up the profession — Judi Dench to name but one.
We Happy Few premiered at the Gielgud Theatre, London, in June 2004.
'there isn't a sweeter, warmer, more likeable play in London' The Times
'very funny. A fascinating slice of social history' Time Out
'by far and away the funniest and saddest backstage play for half a century' Daily Express
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115 printed pages
Original publication


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