Written by Hannah Davies, directed by Tom Cornford, with original music and arrangements by Jannah Warlow.
Cast: Amie Burns Walker, Ashleigh Cordery and Jannah Warlow
Come to Dalby, The Great Yorkshire Forest, and experience outdoor theatre in a beautiful and atmospheric natural setting. The Lumberjills takes place in a woodland glade and tells the stories of the women who worked in Britain’s forestry trade during the Second World War. We invite you to step into a 1940s world of gramophones, tree felling and tea dances. This is a poetic and dramatic celebration of the lives of the unsung heroines of the forest’s past.
The Lumberjills tells the story of three young women, Mary, Connie and Ada who are called up to join the Women’s Timber Corps. Together the three friends master the art of swinging an axe, staying out late and dancing the foxtrot. Working in the forest is a tough life and the state think that it will take three women to replace every man, but in actual fact these girls are sturdier and stronger than the world gives them credit for. Working in the forest amidst the horrors of war, allows the three young women many adventures and leaves them with memories that they will treasure for the rest of their lives.
DATES: 20 – 31 July 2016 (Wed – Sun 2pm and 6pm) ages 7+
RUN TIME: 70 minutes no interval.
LOCATION: At the end of the Ellerburn Trail, Dalby Forest, Thornton Le Dale, York, YO18 7LT The performance site is a short walk (40 mins is plenty) from the Visitors Centre and the Courtyard at Low Dalby. Start times indicate the time you need to be at the performance site.
ONLINE BOOKINGS GO OFF SALE ON THE DAY OF THE PERFORMANCE. WE ALSO TAKE CASH ON THE DOOR AT THE PERFORMANCE SITE.
OTHER INFO: The performance site is at the end of the Ellerburn Trail, and disabled access will be facilitated. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with full access requirements.
This is an outdoor production. Log seating is provided (you may wish to bring a cushion), and there is some covering from the trees and also tarpaulins, but please remember to dress for the weather, raincoats and insect repellent at the ready! Picnics are welcome (no glass please).
Half price parking (£4) is available at Dalby Forest Visitors Centre on the day of your visit – so why not make a day of it? There are lots of things to see and do! http://