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Passion and sacrifice in war-time Guernsey

Ian Reddington and Amanda Emslie in Lotty's War ANL-160906-135636001
Ian Reddington and Amanda Emslie in Lotty's War ANL-160906-135636001

Lotty’s War is a mesmerising story of courage, passion and sacrifice and visitors to the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds will get the chance to see the thrilling show between June 27 and July 2 before its West End run.

It stars Ian Reddington (Robin Hood, EastEnders, RSC), Victoria Emslie (Downton Abbey, The Theory of Everything) and Mat Ruttle (Warhorse, The Railway Children).

Lotty’s War is a thriller set in the World War Two enemy occupied Channel Islands, based on a true story, this critically acclaimed play is a must see show.

With the last boat to England gone, Lotty is housed in close quarters with the enemy.

As loyalties waver amidst the temptations of forbidden love and the politics of war, does Lotty dare to tread a passionate and dangerous path to save a friend?

Written by Guernsey born Giuliano Crispin, Lotty’s War premiered in Guernsey in 2008 at the Princess Centre of Performing Arts to great critical acclaim before its first National tour 2014.

The play is directed by Bruce Guthrie.

Heralded by the critics as the new Sam Mendes he trained as a director at the National Theatre Studio, where he worked with some of the finest directors including Howard Davies, Sir Richard Eyre and Deborah Warner.

For tickets and further details please call the box office on 01284 769505 or visit www.theatreroyal.org.

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