The War Bride, the Soldier and the Doctor’s Wife

Three Sisters

Three daughters of Romanian Jews grow up in Manchester between two world wars. The play explores their loves, passions, identities and position in the world as they enter three different lives. Isabel dreams of being an artist and diverts her ambitions to becoming a doctor’s wife. Edith joins the army and is a munitions officer.

Pearl is a war bride who finds that life in Louisiana is quite different from what she knew in Lancashire. A modern history told through the lives of women who have been silenced but whose experiences challenge ideals of ‘femininity’, work and motherhood.

The text is written to be staged as a European theatre piece using movement, music, cabaret and vaudeville styles.