by Nick Payne


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I am actually incredibly scared. And not how you might think. I am scared, that once this war is over, and I am sent home, that you won’t be here. That you will have left.

When Leonard and Violet embark on their first night together, they know it also might be their last. It’s 1942 and in a small hotel room in Bath, the couple prepare for Leonard’s departure to war, and dream of what the future may bring. As the bombs begin to fall, they know their world won’t ever be the same again.

But the world keeps turning and in the year 2002, the couple must decide what was lost and what was gained.

The first performance of One Day When We Were Young took place on 5th October 2011 at the Crucible Studio Theatre, Sheffield.