Opened 29 Oct 2013
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Set in the autumn of 1940, The Evacuee is a classic ghost story of a girl who is evacuated out of London and sent to live with a complete stranger. It is late evening and Janet Young, who has not spoken a word since witnessing the death of her brother during the Blitz, has arrived at widower George Wilson's home, accompanied by her compassionate billeting officer, Brenda. Upset, lonely and frightened of her surroundings, Janet explores her new bedroom. Spooked by the eerie contents, Janet rushes to bed and waits for morning... Over the next few days, we see the stresses of war take its toll on all three of our characters, turning each of their worlds upside down. As unexplained events and strange goings on happen within the house, George's dark and disturbing past is brought to light... resulting in devastating consequences.