White Carnation

by  R.C. Sherriff

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  10m, 6f

Christmas Eve, 1951. As Britain rebuilds itself after the war, John Greenwood has it all – a successful business, a beautiful house and an aristocratic wife.

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White Carnation

by  R.C. Sherriff

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    10m, 6f
  • SubGenre

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    Mystery/Thriller, Period
  • Audience

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    • Appropriate for all audiences

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Christmas Eve, 1951. As Britain rebuilds itself after the war, John Greenwood has it all – a successful business, a beautiful house and an aristocratic wife. But as he bids farewell to the guests leaving his annual Christmas party, a gust of wind slams the front door shut, starting a chain of events that makes him doubt everything he has ever known...

From the writer of one of the 20th century's most acclaimed plays, Journey’s End, The White Carnation is a ghostly tale of one man’s chance to do things differently.

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Reviews

"the humour is light and subtle, the dialogue engaging.... it is clearly the work of an excellent playwright and it is a treat to see the piece given such a fine production." 4 stars - Time Out

"A theatrical ghost by RC Sherriff comes back to life…. what a neglected little treasure it proves: not life-changing, maybe, but life-affirming.” 4 stars - Telegraph

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  • Time Period: 1950s
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

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10m, 6f
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