One Day When We Were Young

DOI: 10.5040/9780571313679.40000007
Acts: 3. Roles: Male (1) , Female (1) , Neutral (0)

I am scared, that once this war is over, and I am sent home, that you won't be here. That you will have left.

Leonard and Violet, young, restless and in love, spend their first night together knowing it may also be their last. It's 1942 and, in a hotel room in Bath, they dream of their future while preparing for Leonard's departure to the war. But the bombs begin to fall and their world will never be the same again.

In the year 2002, the couple look back at what might have been.

Examining the impact of the Second World War on two ordinary lives and a love that spans more than sixty years, Nick Payne's One Day When We Were Young premiered at the Crucible Studio, Sheffield, in October 2011 in a Paines Plough production.

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Faber and Faber

Nick Payne

ISBN: 9780571283958

Series: Faber Drama

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