Watford Palace Theatre Presents

Poppy + George

by Diane Samuels Director Jennie Darnell Designer Ruari Murchison Lighting Designer David Holmes Composer/Sound Designer Gwyneth Herbert Voice Coach Penny Dyer Movement Director Scarlett Mackmin Assistant Director Lucy Barrett

It is 1919. The Great War is over. The East End of London. A Dressmaker, Tailor and Costumier’s workshop.

Poppy Wright arrives in London from up North to find her place and make her mark in an uncertain world. Deep in the heart of the East End she meets three men – Smith, a Russian Jewish tailor with a Chinese past; Tommy Johns, a fading music hall artiste not long back from the trenches and George Sampson, a dashing chauffeur. Together they laugh, drink and disagree, make clothes, forge friendships and place their bets.

Poppy and George fall in love, in a time that urges all to question who they are and what role to play in forging a new, modern era. In 1919, a year of uncertainties and new found opportunities, the corset finally comes off for good and it’s time to discover who really wears the trousers.

Poppy+George is a romantic drama with music inspired by the good old days of music hall and beyond, featuring new original numbers that draw on a world of flamboyant Dames, Principal Boys, Comic Turns, double entendre, and a costume for even the most unexpected occasion.

(Age recommendation 12+. Contains scenes of mild nudity) 

Lead Image Credit Josie Richardson Photography
Production and Rehearsal Photography Richard Lakos 
Production Trailer Mischke Weinreb




Atmospheric stillness – that sense of the past relived through a faded photograph. The Stage
Gorgeous sensuality The Guardian


Nadia Clifford
Nadia Clifford
Mark Rice-Oxley
Mark Rice-Oxley
Rebecca Oldfield
Rebecca Oldfield
Jacob Krichefski
Jacob Krichefski



Box Office 01923 225671

(Age recommendation 12+. Contains one scene of mild nudity) 

Tickets Previews: £12
Weekday evenings & matinees: £20, £17.50, £11.50 (Concessions: £4 off)
Senior Citizens: £10 on matinees
Friday & Saturday evenings: £22.50, £19.50, £15, £12 (Concessions: £2 off)
Rumour/16-25: £5
Friends of the Theatre: 10% off (20% off on Tuesdays)

Running Time: Approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes including interval 

Q&A: Tuesday 23 February
Captioned: Thursday 25 February
Audio Described: Saturday 27  February - 2.30 Show

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