Lotty’s War wins over audience

Lottys War cast - Left to right Mark Letheren as Rolf, Olivia Hallinan as Lotty,  Adam Gillen as Ben.
Lottys War cast - Left to right Mark Letheren as Rolf, Olivia Hallinan as Lotty, Adam Gillen as Ben.
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Lotty’s War at Billingham Forum Theatre, Billingham.

A WARTIME tale of passion, courage and sacrifice - in show Lotty’s War – is the perfect way to spend an evening of escapism and restore your faith in the richness of theatre.

The critically-acclaimed play, starring a core trio of talented actors, is running at Billingham Forum Theatre, off The Causeway, in Billingham, until Saturday.

From start to finish the show had me gripped - from the quaint romantic cottage setting, to the fantastic acting skills of the thespians treading the boards.

The thriller is set in World War II German-occupied Guernsey, with patriotic Lotty being forced to share her beloved childhood home with Deutsche General Bernberg.

After first detesting his very presence, Lotty and the soldier fall into a forbidden love, despite her being torn with the politics of war and treading a passionate and dangerous path to save a friend. This show is fabulous and an absolute must-see for anyone who loves a bit of history, thrill and romance. The audience certainly seemed to be won over as the applause at the end was rapturous to say the least.

Tickets for tonight and tomorrow are priced at £25, with concessions costing £23. Friday and Saturday seats cost £26, with matinee performances at £20.

Evening show times are from 7.30pm, with todays and Saturday’s matinee performances starting at 2.30pm.

Lotty’s War has an all star cast including Mark Letheren from Wire In The Blood, Olivia Hallinan from Larkrise to Candleford, and Adam Gillen from Benidorm. For further details or to buy a ticket telephone (01642) 552663.

– Felicity Collinson.