The Lady’s Not For Burning by Christopher Fry

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The Lady’s Not For Burning by Christopher Fry (Warwick Arts Centre Studio) Submitted for the National Student Drama Festival

It is a warm, breezy afternoon in April in the town of Cool Clary. A war-weary soldier, claiming to be the Devil, climbs through the bay windows into the Mayor’s living room and politely demands to be hung for murder…

Originally set in the 1400s, this dark, riotous farce moves to 1946. The Lady’s Not For Burning reads as both a challenge and parable for our own time, as well as society after WWII. The language stuns and surprises, accompanied by a surrealist design, fabulous characters and metaphors about love to rival even Shakespeare.

(photography by Peter Marsh)