Titus Llewellyn\-Gwlynne, actor\manager of the Red Lion Theatre, has lost a backer who was going to fund a theatrical tour – when unexpected salvation appears.
Their home theatre in the East End of London having been bombed during the war, The Red Lion Touring Company embarks on a tour of Britain to take a play written by their new benefactress into the provinces.
As they make their vagabond, singing way, they remain unaware that they leave behind in London a man consumed with thoughts of revenge. Revenge which follows them obsessively from town to town, ending in its final act before the last curtain.
This charming series transports the reader to a lost post\-war world of touring rep theatre and once\-grand people who have fallen on harder times, smoggy streets, and shared bonhomie over a steaming kettle.
This is something a little different to my usual reads, but I was intrigued to try it and see what it was all about. I love reading books about London, the theatre part was really interesting too as I haven’t read many books about the theatre. Titus is the manager of a theatre and when disaster strikes he finds out what he wont be able to fund a theatrical tour. They find a very unexpected way to do the tour. It is full of joy and laughter as they wend their way around the country but is life all sweetness and roses as someone is out for revenge but will disaster strike again or will it be a happy ever after? I enjoyed this unique and original read that is refreshing and enjoyable.
I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.
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