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A gentle, uplifting performance based on the reminiscences of older people’s war-time experiences. Stories are retold through the narrator, the Button Lady. When her button tin bursts open, a string of theatrical vignettes come to life, embodying the love, loss, joy and community spirit that tied England together.

Make Do and Mend will appeal to anyone who has thought back to a time in their lives and wanted, even for second, to try and relive those moments.

'Beautifully evoked... Three female performers, gorgeous in pillar box red 40s dresses, seem to totally embody the period as they create exquisite, clear images through elegant gestural choreography. It is difficult to think how else this genuinely poignant piece could be improved.’
Katie Ethridge, Total Theatre