Blisters backaches and banter

Turning the heads as well as the fields.

Turning the heads as well as the fields.

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WARTIME capers abound in Bad Apple Theatre’s new comedy production, The Land Girls of Yorkshire, which ploughs onto the stage of Doncaster Little Theatre on Wednesday, March 16.

This brand new show is the latest comedy two-hander from Badapple’s resident writer Kate Bramley, as she celebrates the highs and lows of the wonderful women who helped keep Britain fed during World War II, set against a backdrop of glorious music of the age, as well as new tunes by songwriter Jez Lowe.

As the prospect of war became increasingly likely, the Government wanted to increase the amount of food grown within Britain.

In order to grow more food, more help was needed on the farms and so the government started the Women’s Land Army in June 1939.

The majority of the Land Girls already lived in the countryside but more than a third came from London and the industrial cities of the north of England.

It’s 1942, and there are some new arrivals in the village.

They’re turning heads and breaking hearts as the fine girls of the Women’s Land Army take to the hills.

Buff is a city girl dreaming of being ‘just like Vera Lynn’, while Biddy is a country girl who is ‘now’t but a hopeless romantic’.

Join them on a journey of blisters, backache and banter as they learn all there is to know about working the land.

Tickets: £10, concessions £9, starts 7.30pm, www.badappletheatre.com