The Valentine Letters is a new production coming to the Maltings in St Albans on 9th November. The play is based on the Second World War correspondence between RAF airman and Prisoner of War John Valentine and his wife Ursula. The letters, compiled and edited by John and Ursula’s daughter Frances, provide an insight into how two people struggled to find solace, keep their hopes and love alive despite the anxieties of John’s dangerous operational life and his three years behind barbed wire, and how John’s health deteriorated, returning a different man to the one Ursula first knew and fell in love with.
The play is being put on by Steve Darlow and Jo Emery – Iain Pritchard talked to them about the Valentine Letters on Thursday’s Mix Mornings
Level 2 | The Maltings Shopping Centre
St Albans | AL1 3HL
8pm nightly | 2.30pm on 11th November