Waiting for Stanley

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WAITING FOR STANLEY
takes us back to 1945 and a railway station platform where a wife is anxiously waiting for her husband, Stanley, to return from the front. The train arrives full of homecoming soldiers but her Stanley doesn’t appear…Throughout this touching physical comedy, suitcases transform into radios, cribs, typewriters and a whole host of other props; clowning and puppetry combine to paint a picture of how life was for London’s women during the war. With flashbacks to experiences on the Home Front, intercut with fantasies of what may have happened to Stanley, this pacy story is based entirely on real-life experiences. There’s the getting by with ration book recipes, the excitement of leaving a job as a typist and starting one as a motorcycle courier, and, most of all, the ache of separation from husband at the front and child evacuated to the country, with only letters to hold on to…

Presented by Finger in the Pie and Greenwich Theatre with support from Middlesex University Artists in Residence Scheme, Millfield Arts Centre and Arts Council England


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