Shadowlands

by  William Nicholson

Full Length Play, Drama  /  6m, 2f, 1boy(s)

Winner! 1990 London Evening Standard Award, Best New Play

"Engrossing, entertaining ... literate, well crafted and discreetly brilliant."- N.Y. Post

"I loved it." - WNBC-TV

"Poignant, powerful, intelligent theatre, witty and e…

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    6m, 2f, 1boy(s)
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    Winner! 1990 London Evening Standard Award, Best New Play

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This West End and Broadway hit is the love story of C.S. Lewis - Oxford don and author of The Chronicles of Narnia and The Screwtape Letters - and American poet Joy Davidman. Jack Lewis is smug in his convictions about God and His plan for the world until Joy and her young son enter his life and the bewildered theoretician of love in the abstract finally confronts its direct presence.
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Accolades

  • Winner! 1990 London Evening Standard Award, Best New Play

Reviews

"Engrossing, entertaining ... literate, well crafted and discreetly brilliant.- N.Y. Post

"I loved it."" - WNBC-TV

"Poignant, powerful, intelligent theatre, witty and extraordinarily written." - WABC-TV

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6m, 2f, 1boy(s)
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William Nicholson

William Nicholson was born in 1948, and grew up in Sussex and Gloucestershire. He joined BBC Television, where he worked as a documentary film maker. His plays for television include Shadowlands and Life Story, both of which won the BAFTA Best Television Drama award in their year; other award-winners were Sweet As You ...

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