Anton Burge's new play about the life of floral designer and cookery writer Constance Spry features a nuanced performance from Penny Downie but is ultimately unsatisfying
Opened 12 Sep 2013
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Iconic floral designer and cookery writer Constance Spry remains a household name to this day. A pioneer for working women, Constance ran a successful business as the florist of choice for the highest of high society, designing floral displays for royal weddings and indeed for the Queen's coronation as well as creating the icon dish 'Coronation Chicken'. Mrs. Spry undoubtedly played a leading part in London society during the 1930s. But behind the image of this highly respected business woman lay a very different story: one of marital discord, affairs and heartache