The Evacuee by Ian Breeds at Chelsea Theatre


Quint-essential Theatre Company presents The Evacuee, a World War Two ghost story written & directed by Ian Breeds, at the Chelsea Theatre, a 110-seat fringe venue, 29 Oct to 17 Nov 2013.

Set in the autumn of 1940, a girl is evacuated out of London and sent to live with a complete stranger. Set in the autumn of 1940, a girl is evacuated out of London and sent to live with a complete stranger. It is late evening and Janet Young, who has not spoken a word since witnessing the death of her brother during the Blitz, has arrived at widower George Wilson’s home, accompanied by her compassionate billeting officer, Brenda. Upset, lonely and frightened of her surroundings, Janet explores her new bedroom. Spooked by the eerie contents, Janet rushes to bed and waits for morning… Over the next few days, we see the stresses of war take its toll on all three of our characters, turning each of their worlds upside down. As unexplained events and strange goings on happen within the house, George’s dark and disturbing past is brought to light…

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