Placing wartime and lockdown life side-by-side, Alan Ayckbourn’s 85th play is a touching, tender and, of course, funny reflection on the ability of love to rise above adversity and reach across the years.
Veteran actor Rob Hathaway, stuck at home during the summer of 2020 with only his sensible older sister for company, has little to do but relive his glory days. One day Rob spots a stranger hanging out the washing in the adjoining garden – but the neighbours haven’t been around for months. So who is the mysterious girl next door? And why is she wearing 1940s clothing?