Graham Harvey, writer of more than 600 episodes of The Archers, brings to the stage the true tale of an unlikely Cotswold hero and an enduring romance.

Elizabeth, played by Rebecca Bailey

Graham Harvey, the Agricultural Story Editor of The Archers

Set in the Oxfordshire countryside at the end of World War Two, rich in tradition and full of vivid, memorable characters. But this is no nostalgic, bucolic ramble. This is Elizabeth’s story…

What inspires a young Somerset land girl to set off in search of a best selling author in the darkest days of war? The story moves between the 1940s and the current day, reflecting that the love of the countryside, the need to protect it and issues of national identity, are timeless.

“When peace is won, we fight for the land we love”…

Elizabeth is played by Rebecca Bailey and the show is directed by James Le Lacheur, who has recently spent a year in London’s West End in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The show features new live music composed and performed by Alastair Collingwood, who has written scores for numerous theatre shows, including Betty in London’s West End, directed by Kathy Burke, and Cora with Dana Gillespie, which also toured the USA. His TV credits include the title music for French and Saunders (BBC1), Rhona (BBC 2), Vanessa’s Real Lives (ITV 1) and How Clean Is Your House? (Channel 4), amongst many others.

Show Details:

Date: Wednesday 28th February

Time: The performance will start at 7.30pm, with doors opening at 6.30pm. The show will run for 1 hour 25 minutes including a 15 minute interval. There will be a 20 minute after show discussion on production, the issues of the countryside and life in Ambridge.

Tickets are £15.00 and include free parking. BOOK HERE