Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company presents

Touched

By Stephen Lowe

Friday 17 February - Saturday 4 March 2017

Main House - Tickets: £32 - £12

Running time: 2 hours 20 mins (including interval)

Details

Starring BAFTA award-winning actress, Vicky McClure (This is England, Line of Duty and Broadchurch) and Aisling Loftus (War and Peace and Mr Selfridge).

“The world’s changing. It’s not going to go back to the way it was.”

Stephen Lowe’s Touched is a powerful and poignant World War II drama set during the 100 days between VE and VJ Day, and centred on the lives of a family of working‑class Nottingham women.

The promise of a brave new world has arrived with peace in Europe and the election of the first ever Labour government. But the fighting is not yet over. With her husband away at war and having lost her son in a tragic car accident during the blackout, Sandra is torn apart by grief. Meanwhile, her sisters – the brash Joan and naïve Betty – are brimming with hope for the future and the possibilities of new lives ahead for all of them.

Directed by Matt Aston (Diary of a Football Nobody), Touched is a modern classic, celebrating the 40th anniversary of its premiere at Nottingham Playhouse.

Reviews

“Authentic, bittersweet drama performed by a stellar cast of local performers.” ★★★★
The Stage

“A true homecoming for a landmark home front drama.”
The Times

“Vicky McClure is vital and expressive in the part [of Sandra]”
Whatsonstage

“Exquisite… A beguiling journey into the past”
Daily Mail

“Touched still grabs the heart and the head and refuses to let either go.” ★★★★★
East Midlands Theatre

Free Talks

Post-Show Discussion – Tue 28 Feb

With director Matt Aston and members of the cast.

Remembering the ‘People’s War’ – Wed 1 Mar, 6pm

Pre-Show Talk by Nick Hayes
Before seeing Touched, explore the context of life in the 1940s and impact of the war.

Cast and Creative Team

Sandra Vicky McClure
Joan Aisling Loftus
Betty Chloe Harris
Mam Elizabeth Rider
Mary Esther Coles
Keith Luke Gell
Bridie Sarah Beck Mather
Harry Ian Kirkby
Johnny George Boden

Writer Stephen Lowe
Director Matt Aston
Designer Jamie Vartan
Lighting Designer Nick Richings
Projection Designer William Simpson
Composer/Sound Designer Julian Butler
Movement Director Emma Annetts
Voice Coach Kat Hicks
Casting Lucy Jenkins and Sooki McShane

An extra £1 charge will be added to your order if you would like your tickets posted to you.

Members save 15% – 25% on these performances

Dates & Times

Touched - Fri 17 Feb 7:45pm Fri 17 Feb Main House 7:45pm Preview Hot Night £32 - 19
Touched - Sat 18 Feb 7:45pm Sat 18 Feb Main House 7:45pm Hot Night £32 - £19
Touched - Mon 20 Feb 7:45pm Mon 20 Feb Main House 7:45pm Hot Night £32 - £18
Touched - Tue 21 Feb 7:00pm Tue 21 Feb Main House 7:00pm Press Night £32 - £19
Touched - Wed 22 Feb 7:45pm Wed 22 Feb Main House 7:45pm £32 - £18
Touched - Thu 23 Feb 1:30pm Thu 23 Feb Main House 1:30pm Dementia-Friendly Performance £26 - £10
Touched - Thu 23 Feb 7:45pm Thu 23 Feb Main House 7:45pm £32 - £18
Touched - Fri 24 Feb 7:45pm Fri 24 Feb Main House 7:45pm £32 - £19
Touched - Sat 25 Feb 2:30pm Sat 25 Feb Main House 2:30pm Audio Described Performance £32 - £19 Book Now
Touched - Sat 25 Feb 7:45pm Sat 25 Feb Main House 7:45pm £32 - £19 Book Now
Touched - Tue 28 Feb 7:45pm Tue 28 Feb Main House 7:45pm Post Show Talk £32 - £12 Book Now
Touched - Wed 1 Mar 7:45pm Wed 1 Mar Main House 7:45pm Audio Described Performance £32 - £12 Book Now
Touched - Thu 2 Mar 1:30pm Thu 2 Mar Main House 1:30pm £32 - £19 Book Now
Touched - Thu 2 Mar 7:45pm Thu 2 Mar Main House 7:45pm Captioned Performance Sign Interpreted £32 - £18 Book Now
Touched - Fri 3 Mar 7:45pm Fri 3 Mar Main House 7:45pm £32 - £19 Book Now
Touched - Sat 4 Mar 7:45pm Sat 4 Mar Main House 7:45pm £32 - £19 Book Now

Reviews

“Authentic, bittersweet drama performed by a stellar cast of local performers.” ★★★★
“The characters are beautifully and individually drawn… a demanding role that McClure – making her professional stage debut – rises to magnificently.”
The Stage

“A true homecoming for a landmark home front drama.”
The Times

“Exquisite… A beguiling journey into the past”

“McClure is, as ever, an actress you can’t take your eyes off
Daily Mail

“Dramatic and visually striking”
“Vicky McClure is vital and expressive in the part [of Sandra]”
“A splendidly vibrant (and often amusing) performance from Aisling Loftus”
Whatsonstage

“Touched still grabs the heart and the head and refuses to let either go.” ★★★★★
East Midlands Theatre

“Acting is excellent”
Nottingham Post

“Touchingly thought provoking.”
“McClure’s Sandra leaps out at you unawares, shifting from quiet melancholy into despair as we explore the hidden lives of ordinary women whose own grave and true feelings have been lost to history.”
Left Lion

“The final image, aligning Sandra’s trauma with the (seen and unseen) ravages of war, is striking.”
Exeunt

“A historical masterpiece” 8/10
Impact Magazine

“This production is a must see… Fantastic writing, production and direction, you cannot fail to be Touched’‘
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