Critically acclaimed play spotlights heartache of war

By Observer Staff

The award-winning play “Letters in Wartime” will be staged Nov. 10 at the Astor Theatre in Liverpool.

Featuring Jon Paterson, the Astor’s co-artistic director, the drama focuses on young lovers separated during the Second World War. “Alan goes off to England to fly Lancaster bombers for the (Royal Canadian Air Force),” says a news release from the theatre. “Moria joins the home front in Edmonton to fuel up or fix trainer aircraft, a job left vacant by the many men serving overseas.”

Paterson says, “This play has deeply moved me, and over the last 10 or so years performing it, I’ve had the pleasure of connecting with (Second World War) veterans, and hearing their stories.”

Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. performance.

Tickets are $28 for the general public but free for veterans.

“Letters In Wartime” is the first offering in the Astor Theatre’s inaugural Main Stage Series.