The Wind of Heaven

The Wind of Heaven

by: Emlyn Williams

by: Emlyn Williams

The Wind of Heaven

The Wind of Heaven

by: Emlyn Williams

by: Emlyn Williams

Overview

Dilys Parry lives in Blestin, a Welsh mountain village which has no children and worships no god since a disaster snatched away all its youth.


Inconsolable since her husband died in the Crimean War, Dilys is gradually re-awakened to life when a prophet-like child working in her household is called by God to serve the world.

In the wake of vast social inequality and a mismanaged war, one small community rediscovers its lost faith, with startling consequences for the village, and the world beyond…

A parable about healing the wounds inflicted by a national trauma, The Wind of Heaven was first produced in the West End in April 1945, just three weeks before the end of the Second World War in Europe, starring Emlyn Williams himself.

It received its first London production in nearly 75 years at the Finborough Theatre, London, in November 2019.


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Details

  • Time Period: 19th Century
  • Target Audience: Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

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Emlyn Williams

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