This spring, will see the return of touching drama Little Wars. It first streamed into people’s homes last autumn and was well received by both critics and audiences. So, if you didn’t catch it first time round, now’s your chance. It’ll be available on your screens from Monday 19th April to Sunday 16th May.
Little Wars was written by playwright Steven Carl McCasland and this production features an all-female cast. It has performances from Linda Bassett, Juliet Stevenson, Debbie Chazen, Natasha Karp, Catherine Russell, Sarah Solemani and Sophie Thompson. Directed by Hannah Chissick (Flashdance, UK and International tour; Pack of Lies, Menier Chocolate Factory) the rehearsed reading was filmed at the cast member’s homes and then edited together.
But what is Little Wars about? It’s a fictional dinner, or rather, drinks date uniting together some of the world’s literary figureheads. Tensions are high and secrecy lingers in the air, but with libations flowing and the threat of World War II looming, the guests are close to boiling point. The guests in question are Gertrude Stein (Bassett), her girlfriend Alice Toklas (Russell), Dorothy Parker (Chazen), Lillian Hellman (Stevenson) and Agatha Christie (Thompson), with anti-fascist freedom fighter Muriel Gardiner (Solemani). In short, it’s a creative, comic and touching drama about the power of coming together for a shared cause.
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When: 19th April – 16th May 2021
Where: Streaming online via stream.theatre
£: Tickets cost £10, plus a £3 transaction fee.
More info: www.stream.theatre