This play was first staged in 1996 at the Cottesloe Theatre in London. The cast included Antony Sher as Stanley Spencer, Deborah Findlay as Hilda Carline and Anna Chancellor as Patricia Preece. The director was John Caird.

In the same year the play obtained the Evening Standard Award for Best Play, and in the following year, the Olivier Award for Best New Play.

The play was published in 1996 by Nick Hern Books, The Glasshouse, 49a Goldhawk Road, London W12 8QP, UK.

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