TCAT is delighted to welcome back Liz Grand for another of her outstanding one woman plays. After the successes of her previous visits with ‘Where is Mrs Christie’ and ‘The Second Best Bed’, Liz is now back to tell the story of Clementine Churchill.
“A master-class in nuanced delivery and dramatic timing, deliberately tantalising, directed unfussily and designed for spot-on period fidelity.” The Stage
Sir Winston Churchill was recently voted No. 1 in the top 100 Britons of all time by a nationwide poll of over a million voters. The epitome of strength, stubbornness and the British bulldog, his inspirational leadership helped win the Second World War, and his parliamentary career ensure that he was responsible for many of the momentous decisions which helped shape this ‘sceptre isle’. He was an MP for 62 years.
They say that behind every great man, there is a great woman. Was this true in Churchill’s case? What of Clementine, his wife for 56 years? Did he bully her like he did so many other people? Was he as grumpy and irascible at home as he often was in the House of Commons? Given his strength and conviction, did Clem have any influence on him at all? Or was she the ‘little lady at home’?
All these questions will be answered, and many more, in Liz Grand’s superb, moving, sensitive and informative portrayal of Clementine Churchill. This was one of the great love affairs of all time, no better illustrated than Winston saying, “My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.”