One Day When We Were Young

Tickets are £10 Concessions £9.00 (except Friday and Saturday.) Available from the Chelmsford Civic Theatre box office, by calling 01245 606505 or click HERE to book via the Chelmsford Theatres website.


Violet, so certain and Leonard, so trepidatious, are young and in love when we first meet them on the night of the Baedeker raid on Bath in 1942. This poignant tale of pragmatic pathos follows the impact of war and separation through the next sixty years of these passionate people and their ‘ordinary’ lives.

Photo by Tom Tull

Cast: Lora Bradleigh and Lewis Schaefer 

Prologue: Richard James, Anastasia Spence, Jesse James Lamb, Jadee Michael 
and Nikita Eve-Mansfield.

Directed by Ria Milton

Photo by Tom Tull

Director’s Note

“This is a gem of a piece, delightful, insightful, beautifully simple, with dialogue that allows you to read so much into what is not said. When I first read this script I fell head over heels for both protagonists and have been visualising it ever since. I cannot wait to be exploring them fully with my cast. It’s my first solo directorship, come with me, imagine what we can do.”