The White Carnation


The White Carnation

Written by RC Sherriff
Directed by Knight Mantell
Designed by Alex Marker
Sound Design by Lucinda Mason Brown

Christmas Eve, 1951. As Britain rebuilds itself after the war, John Greenwood has it all - a successful business, a beautiful house and an aristocratic wife. But as he bids farewell to the guests leaving his annual Christmas party, a gust of wind slams the front door shut, starting a chain of events that makes him doubt everything he has ever known...

From the writer of one of the 20th century's most acclaimed plays, "Journey's End", "The White Carnation" is a ghostly tale of one man's chance to do things differently.

The rediscovery of this play marks the first production since its premiere, starring Sir Ralph Richardson, in 1953.

Performed by Troupe Theatre and produced with the support of the RC Sherriff Trust.

"There have been strange rumours about this house. Although it was in a state of ruin, lights were seen in the windows every Christmas Eve: music was heard: voices and laughter..."

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