Enchanted April, The [15md]

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Elizabeth von Arnim's delightful tale takes us from dismal rainy London to sunny Italy.

By Elizabeth von Arnim

Dramatised by Vivienne Allen

While at their Shaftesbury Avenue club

on a rainy February day, Rosie and Lottie

discover they have been reading the same

advertisement in The Times:-

To Those who Appreciate Wisteria and Sunshine.

Small mediaeval Italian Castle on the shores of the

Mediterranean to be let Furnished for the month of

April.

Can they seize this opportunity and escape to the

sunny Italian Riviera or is it just an impossible dream?

Produced and Directed by Tracey Neale

An advertisement in The Times, addressed to 'Those who Appreciate Wisteria and Sunshine' is the impetus for a revelatory month for four very different women. High above the bay on the Italian Riviera stands San Salvatore, a mediaeval castle. Beckoned to this haven are Lotty, Rose, Mrs Fisher and Lady Caroline Dester, each craving escape. Lulled by the Mediterranean spirit, they gradually shed their skins and discover a harmony each of them has longed for.

As soon as we arrive in Italy from rainy London the warmth, colour and smells of this enchanting place take over. The descriptions are intoxicating. The four women blossom in the sunshine but there are a few surprises in store for them.

Although these women live in the 1920s, their worries and concerns are as relevant today as they have always been. Times change, fashions change, but people do not change so much. Who wouldn't say no when given the chance to escape from the dismal gloomy rain to the sunshine of the Italian Riviera and have a welcome break from their day to day lives.

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Having arrived in darkness, Lotty and Rose wake up to the radiance of April in Italy.

By Elizabeth von Arnim

Dramatised by Vivienne Allen

Having arrived at their mediaeval castle in darkness,

Lotty and Rose wake up to the radiance of April in Italy.

Directed by Tracey Neale

An advertisement in The Times, addressed to 'Those who Appreciate Wisteria and Sunshine' is the impetus for a revelatory month for four very different women. High above the bay on the Italian Riviera stands San Salvatore, a mediaeval castle. Beckoned to this haven are Lotty, Rose, Mrs Fisher and Lady Caroline Dester, each craving escape. Lulled by the Mediterranean spirit, they gradually shed their skins and discover a harmony each of them has longed for.

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Lotty and Rose bask in the delicate warmth and beautiful fragrance of San Salvatore.

By Elizabeth Von Arnim

Dramatised by Vivienne Allen

Lotty and Rose begin to bask in the

delicate warmth and beautiful

fragrance of San Salvatore but

Mrs Fisher is still finding things to try

her patience and Scrap still wants to

hide herself away.

Directed by Tracey Neale

An advertisement in The Times, addressed to 'Those who Appreciate Wisteria and Sunshine' is the impetus for a revelatory month for four very different women. High above the bay on the Italian Riviera stands San Salvatore, a mediaeval castle. Beckoned to this haven are Lotty, Rose, Mrs Fisher and Lady Caroline Dester, each craving escape. Lulled by the Mediterranean spirit, they gradually.

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San Salvatore works its magic on Mellersh, and he in turn charms both Scrap and Mrs Fisher

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San Salvatore works its magic on Mellersh, and he in turn charms both Scrap and Mrs Fisher

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By Elizabeth von Arnim

Dramatised by Vivienne Allen

San Salvatore is working its magic on

Mellersh too and he in turn has managed

to charm both Scrap and Mrs Fisher as the

beautiful golden days drop gently one by one.

Directed by Tracey Neale

An advertisement in The Times, addressed to 'Those who Appreciate Wisteria and Sunshine' is the impetus for a revelatory month for four very different women. High above the bay on the Italian Riviera stands San Salvatore, a mediaeval castle. Beckoned to this haven are Lotty, Rose, Mrs Fisher and Lady Caroline Dester, each craving escape. Lulled by the Mediterranean spirit, they gradually.

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By Elizabeth von Arnim

Dramatised by Vivienne Allen

San Salvatore is working its magic on

Mellersh too and he in turn has managed

to charm both Scrap and Mrs Fisher as the

beautiful golden days drop gently one by one.

Directed by Tracey Neale

An advertisement in The Times, addressed to 'Those who Appreciate Wisteria and Sunshine' is the impetus for a revelatory month for four very different women. High above the bay on the Italian Riviera stands San Salvatore, a mediaeval castle. Beckoned to this haven are Lotty, Rose, Mrs Fisher and Lady Caroline Dester, each craving escape. Lulled by the Mediterranean spirit, they gradually.

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The arrival of Mr Briggs, the owner of the castle, charms everyone but Scrap.

By Elizabeth von Arnim

Dramatised by Vivienne Allen

The arrival of Mr Briggs, the owner of

the castle, charms everyone but Scrap.

Then another visitor threatens to bring

disharmony too. Can the enchantment

of San Salvatore win through?

Directed by Tracey Neale.