Imogen Hunters Harrowing play is rife with strong female characters set in a time generally contemplated from a male perspective. Immersed in strong themes of friendship, love, loss, and prejudice, The Secret Letters of Gertie & Hen provides insight from both sides of the war.
War torn Balham and Berlin. Two young and naïve pen friends struggle to cope with the physical and political crossfire of World War II. Though now enemies by association, the girls struggle to forget their friendship from before the war and continue to write to one another throughout their time of need.
The cast includes Christie Silvester, Isabella Hayward-Rodgers, Maria Hildebrand, Natasha Stiven, Melissa Livermore, Laura Perry, Jason Plessas, Jack Noble and Matthew Hawes.
With direction by Imogen Hunter, set/ costume design & sourcing by Jen Wakeford, lighting & sound design by Heather Dunn, and music composition by Jack Hopkins.
The Secret Letters of Gertie & Hen was first previewed at the New Wimbledon Studios in April 2018 and returns with the original cast for a week-long run from 29 October – 3 November 2018.