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Peace in our Time: Cotswold Players open with Noel Coward

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As theatre life begins after a break of more than 18 months, the Cotswold Players are treading the boards again.

Peace in our Time is a dramatic play by the master playwright Noël Coward. 

This is an alternative history play about a London community living under Nazi rule with England having lost the Battle of Britain.

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Peace in Our Time at the Cotswold Playhouse. Photographs by Jack Boskett

Written 75 years ago, it met with mixed reviews, perhaps because it was written too early. In 1946, Londoners were still living in the rubble of German bombing and food was extremely scarce. In 2021 it is easier for us to see that Coward was attempting to explore how the British would have fared under occupation, compared, say, with the French who were occupied early in the War.

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Peace in Our Time at the Cotswold Playhouse. Photographs by Jack Boskett

The Players welcome an association with Stroud Choral Society and Capriol Chamber Orchestra in presenting an incredibly moving interpretation of the play, which is supported by Stroud Arts Festival, in its 75th Anniversary year.

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Peace in Our Time at the Cotswold Playhouse. Photographs by Jack Boskett

The play opened earlier this week at St. Laurence Church in Stroud and is set for three performances at the Cotswold Playhouse this Thursday, September 23rd – 25th, 7.30pm.

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Peace in Our Time at the Cotswold Playhouse. Photographs by Jack Boskett

For tickets go to: cotswoldplayhouse.co.uk/tickets or phone 0333 666 3366.

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