New Theatre Royal play follows lives of D-Day women

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Starting this week the New Theatre Royal, in association with Old Salt Theatre, presents Tender Loving Care, a new play from acclaimed playwright Vickie Donoghue about the women of D-Day.

Vickie, writer of the award-nominated Mudlarks has been hailed as one of the most important new voices in theatre in Britain and is shortly to become a writer on attachment at the Royal Court Theatre.

Tender Loving Care looks at the lives of women who remained after the D-Day invasion and their struggles to find their identity in a much-changed world.

The show is directed by Portsmouth-born Ian Nicholson, whose company, Old Salt Theatre, focuses exclusively on stories related to Portsmouth and its citizens.

Tender Loving Care runs from June 4–21 at the Square Tower, Old Portsmouth.

Tickets: £12 and £8 concessionary rate for current and retired service personnel and their families.

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