Finborough Theatre


22 Aug 2017 - 09 Sep 2017

£16.00 - £18.00

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It’s ‘ardly worth while to do these winders. You clean’em, and they’re dirty again in no time.
It’s like life. And people talk o’ progress. What a sooperstition!

1922. In the aftermath of the First World War, Britain is left questioning the relevance of the ideals and values for which it fought, but which society seems to have forgotten.

When writer Geoffrey March proposes to his family that they employ a young woman with a questionable past as their new maid, his high-minded ideals are suddenly challenged by those around him. Finding support for his beliefs in the girl’s father, a philosophical window cleaner, he follows the path which he believes to be decent and moral. But when his son begins to fall in love with her, the family discover that ideals can have serious consequences…


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“A razor-sharp take on a quietly subversive work.”

Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“Reformist fervour and skilful scrupulosity... Attractively acted and intimately staged... Some-heavy-duty imagery about windows.”

Paul Taylor (The Independent)

“Stronger on philosophical rhetoric than full-blooded character.. Beevers’ production has a certain period charm... Wordy, worthy”

Heather Neill (The Stage, Arts Desk)

“Well worth a look... Beevers’s production... traces a clear line through this tangle of ideology, pragmatism and petulance.”

Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard)

“A zealous attempt to lampoon mealy mouthed liberalism... Effortful production lacks the pace and passion necessary.”

Sam Marlowe (The Times, The Stage, Time Out, Arts Desk)

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