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One Day When We Were Young

29 May - 3 June 2023, 7.30 pm

I am scared, that once this war is over, and I am sent home, that you won’t be here. That you might be gone.

Leonard and Violet, young, restless, and in love, spend their first night together knowing it may also be their last. It’s 1942 and, in a hotel room in Bath, they dream of their future while preparing for Leonard’s departure to the war. But the bombs begin to fall and their world will never be the same again.
In the year 2002, the couple looks back at what might have been.

Just a Regular House Productions is back in our favourite pub basement, this time for a limited run of Payne’s beautifully heart-wrenching story of a love that never, and always was.

Written by Nick Payne
Director Connor McCrory
Designer Laura Mugford
Produced by Just a Regular House 

Laura Mugford

Joseph Ryan-Hughes

Nick Payne’s One Day When We We’re Young premiered at the Crucible Studio, Sheffield, in October 2011 in a Paines Plough and Sheffield Theatres production as part of the first Roundabout Season.

This production has been licensed by arrangement with Curtis Brown Group Ltd. 

One Day When We Were Young: Event

All ticket sales are non-refundable.

In exceptional circumstances, we might be able to exchange your ticket for another performance.

Late entry cannot be guaranteed; Latecomers are admitted at the discretion of the visiting company with everyone's best experience in mind.  

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