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by William Nicholson

Directed by Sylvia Pepper

Friday 1st – Saturday 9th March 1996 in the Auditorium

This is the poignant story of the love that blossomed briefly between C.S. Lewis, repressed Oxford academic and children’s writer, and Joy Davidman, American poet and divorcée. They marry initially only to secure her British citizenship, but their friendship develops into a deep love which is cruelly heightened when Joy becomes terminally ill.

The subject is sombre, but Nicholson’s treatment of it is not only deeply moving but also witty, unsentimental and ultimately optimistic.

Part of the Barn’s 1995/1996 season

Presented by The Barn Theatre Club


C S ‘Jack’ Lewis-Keith Thompson
Major W H ‘Warnie’ Lewis-Neil Gill
Alan Gregg-Keith Price
Professor Christopher Riley-Bryan Rycroft
Rev ‘Harry’ Harrington-Brian Kent
Joy Gresham-Natalie Gordon
Douglas Gresham-Andrew Logie
Woman in Tea Room-Kris Moore
Registrar / Nurse-Deborah Smith
Doctor-Bernard Usher
Priest-Keith Price

Creative team

Director-Sylvia Pepper
Set Design-Jack Wood
Lighting Design-Derek Palmer
Original Sound and Recording-Keith Price
‘Narnia’ Design-Sue Walters
Stage Manager-Pat Walsh
Assistant Stage Manager-Phaedra Thompson
Peggy Thompson
Set Construction-Pat Finch
Jack Wood
Lighting Operation-Brenda Newey
Sound Operation-David Shaw
Jimmy Wong
Wardrobe, Set Dressing, Properties-Kris Moore
Anne Classey
Alex Powell
Belinda Putley
Hairdressing-Dianne Sells

Special thanks to Queen Elizabeth II Hospital for the bed and Isabel Hospice for the screen

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